Ghana�s No 1 Sports Station, Happy FM in partnership with First Allied Savings and Loans, has shown its versatility and compassion as a well rounded station with their �Okunani Awerekyekyere� initiative which hopes to empower and assist widows in our society.
The project which is a corporate social responsibility takes aim at a veiled issue that has detrimentally affected women all over the country. Befittingly, Friday December 23rd, has been set aside as the �Okunani Awerekyekyere� day by the sports station with a line up of activities as it is the weekend of Christmas, a time of giving.
The initiative has been a two months project from the selection of bereaved wives who genuinely need support to the education of listeners on their plight. Okunani Awerekyekyere has evolved to be a great cause for an important but often neglected group in society.
In all, a total of 150 widows were selected through church recommendations. They were then given the opportunity to share their story, struggles and experiences with listeners on programs like Nsem Pii, Happy FM�s award winning morning show.
In addition to being provided a platform to air their challenges, the widows will have food items,clothing and other basic necessities provided to them at the event.
To crown the day in the tradition of the festive season, a buffet will be laid out for the women to enjoy at the Happy FM premises in The station manager Charles Osei-Asibey concluded that �All these are being done to make them feel loved and cared for. Ghana is a collectivistic society and as such we are all each brother�s keepers. We therefore should not overlook the needy and abandoned.
It is essential especially at this time of the year, to give back to those who have lost and do not have in order to fulfil the true meaning of the Christmas season; selflessness and love.�
The Sports station hopes that this initiative will win philanthropists and all of the country over by becoming an annual event to add some sunshine into the otherwise desolate lives of widows in the country.
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