Lokhanda empowers widows and physically challenged of Senya Beraku


Ghana’s premier and pre-eminent self-defense organization, Lokhanda, as part of its fervent effort in empowering women and promoting gender equality, collaborated with the African Widows and Disabled Foundation (AWDF) to organize a free reality-based self-defense seminar for widows and the physically challenged of Senya Bereku District in the Central Region.

Led by Lord Kwadjo Andoh, the event held on May 27, 2017 saw about 100 people in attendance.

There was also the ‘Lokhanda Community Fun Run’ contest that provided a range of sports and recreational activities. Winners were awarded accordingly.

Director of AWDF, Michael Sackey expressed satisfaction at the numbers and called on organizations to help the vulnerable in the society.

“Social stigmatization and inaccessibility to social amenities is worrying to the disabled especially. Some disabled have the ability to occupy public offices but it’s sad the society has neglected these people” he said.

Chairman for the occasion, Jonathan Quanah was elated as he posited the program will be helpful to participants. He pleaded with AWDF to hold more of such educative seminars in other areas and entreated people to desist from stigmatizing the less privileged.

The event was graced by some leaders of the district including Nenyi Kow Apimtey IV ( Odikro of Senya Beraku traditional Council ), Okyeame Kwaku Akwetey , Pastor Alfred Davies ( Reform Christian Apostle), Hon. Joseph Bennin, (Assembly member of Simpa Pebiso electoral area ), Jonathan Quansah (P.R.O Heshbon’s Foundation, senya).

The AWDF team was represented by Mr. Michael Sackey (Director), Mr. John Alex Tawiah Sackey (Ass. Director), Andrews Ansah Aggrey(Member), Obed Appiah (Member) Felicia Antwiwaa Ampomah (Member), Seth Barnes (Senya Coordinator).

By way of showing appreciation, AWDF presented citations to Mr. Andoh, Ingrid Epezagne, Emmanuel A. Attafuah and Alex Osei Agyemang.

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