RAKOD marks Mother’s Day with widows at Torgorme

RAKOD Widow Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, which is reaching out to widows, the less-privileged and the fatherless in society through its Strengthening Community Care and Support project, has done it again.

During this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, RAKOD, together with a visiting NGO, Our Life Aid Foundation (OLAF) from Koforidua in the Eastern Region, put unending joy to the hearts and smiles to the faces of widows in Torgorme in the Volta Region.

The Foundation, which is much focused on the health of widows across the country, was at Torgorme on Sunday, May 14, 2017 purposely to celebrate the day with mothers.

The day was indeed a fun-filled one as widows as well as mothers danced to the tunes and beats of ‘borborbor,’ whilst they were treated to live cultural performance from children in the community.

The widows who could not hide their joy told this reporter that RAKOD Widows Foundation has been a strong pillar behind them.

According to them, ever since RAKOD started its project in the community, their living conditions have improved and that they have benefitted greatly from the medical team from the Foundation.

According to them, celebrating Mother’s Day was something they have never experienced and do not expect, but RAKOD and OLAF have made it a dream come true for them to also celebrate.

They thanked the two NGOs for coming to the community to celebrate with them.

“These people leave their real mothers at home, came all the way to Torgorme to make us happy.  Indeed we are happy and we pray that the Good Lord will continue to bless them so that they will continue to be a blessing to others and to people like us,” an eighty-year-old widow said in joy.

Also, speaking to the Chief of Torgorme Traditional Area, Togbui Omanklado Gidi IV, he lauded the initiatives and projects RAKOD Foundation was undertaking in the area and pointed out that the living conditions of women, especially widows, have improved courtesy RAKOD Foundation.

He thanked the organisations for bringing smiles onto the faces of the widows on a day like this, and asked that they continue to make their community works paramount on their agenda so as to impact many lives.

 

By: Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu

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