Category: Giving Back

Samuel Quarcoo | This man is a waiter at a Md. country club. He also helps support thousands of students in Ghana, his home country.

By Cathy Free | Washington Post

Samuel Quarcoo’s crusade started by happenstance in 1999, when a third-grade teacher asked him to visit her class and give a presentation about Ghana, his African homeland. Quarcoo, who lives in Rockville, Md., was then a math teacher at Wheaton Woods Elementary School in Montgomery County. He showed the kids some photos of his old neighborhood school in Ghana and explained that the students often did not have basic supplies such as pencils and notebooks.

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Nigerian American owned US-based Investment Company joins efforts to provide meals to 600,000 Nigerians

BY Gauranty Investment Company, Inc. | EIN Presswire

Riverside CA… Guaranty Investment Company, Inc. made history by becoming the very first organization to support and sponsor the initiatives between Nigerian American Public Affairs Foundation (NAPAC Foundation) and Sweet Sensations Confectionery Ltd., to feed Nigerians through the Sweet Sensation Food Security Initiative (SS-FOSI). The goal of NAPAC and SSFOSI is to feed 600,000 Nigerians this coming holidays.

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US-based Ghanaian community association donates to Nandom Hospital, in Ghana

By Severious Kale-Dery | Graphic Online

A Ghanaian community association in America, The Nandome Dagara Biir Association of North America (ANANDA) has donated a 40-footer container load of assorted medical equipment, hospital consumables and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the St Theresa’s Hospital at Nandom in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The donation was made in collaboration with some donor partners.

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“We The Africans”: How Two U.S. College Students Are Fighting a Hunger Pandemic in Ghana and Nigeria

by SHRIYA BHATTACHARYA

“Don’t wait until a tragedy strikes in order to act and implement change.”

These are the words that Mary Yeboah and Koluchi Odiegwu—two second-year college students at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia—live by.

Although these two young women have spent the past five months at home in isolation, beginning in April 2020, they’ve raised over $32,000 for remote villages in Africa whose inhabitants are facing mass hunger caused by the coronavirus.

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Liberians in America Donate Supplies to Jallah Lone Medical Center to combat Covid

By Arthur F. Beare

Amid numerous challenges facing the health sector of Liberia as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jallah Lone Medical Center in Bopolu, Gbarpolu County has benefited from a huge consignment of food and Non-food items. The gesture, which is worth about US$2,000 was made possible through the kind courtesy of the ‘Gbarpolu County Association in the Americas’ headed by Teaker Harris and its Project Management Committee Chairman, Dr. Samuel Harris.

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Upper East community in US presents medical supplies to GHS

By Vincent Amenuveve

The Upper East Community of Ghana (UPEC) in the United States of America has presented medical supplies and hygiene materials to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Upper East Region to help fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The items valued at about US$6,000 include 100 packets comprising 10,000 pieces of hand gloves,1,000 pieces of “FFP2” respirators, 30 pieces of face shields, one infrared thermometer and 20 gallons of hand sanitizers.

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Medical workers far from struggling homelands yearn to help

by CARA ANNA | Associated Press

The medical supplies had been shipped. The planning began a year in advance. Then the coronavirus arrived, and Dr. Charmaine Emelife’s heart sank. The annual trip to Nigeria to provide free medical care — the flagship project of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas — had been set to start Sunday but can’t go on. Now the 4,000-member organization, like diaspora medical groups around the world, is scrambling for other ways to help back home, where it might be more needed than ever before.

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Geography Professor Donates Books In Home Country Of Ghana

By Cassie Conklin 

Dr. James Saku, a professor in the Department of Geography at the Frostburg State Universtity, recently traveled to his home country of Ghana, West Africa where he donated books to the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS). The donated books included copies of The Professional Geographer, a quarterly journal published by the American Association of Geographers, and textbooks on climatology, biogeography, geology, and economic geography, among other topics. 

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Ghanaian Yale University Student and Social Entrepreneur Receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

By Denise Meyer

When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose. 

Shadrack returned to his native village, Tarkwa Breman, a remote cocoa-growing community in western Ghana. There, his vision to open a school and medical clinic with the farmers as active participants in the financing and operation has been a notable success.

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Meet Dr. Wale Suleiman, the Neurosurgeon in New Orleans, who returns to Nigeria to treat patients for free

By Tanasia Kenney

As if the life of a neurosurgeon isn’t busy enough, one dedicated doctor manages to split his time between New Orleans — and Nigeria. Dr. Wale Sulaiman, a neurosurgeon at Ochsner Hospital, finds himself on a plane each month bouncing between two continents, local station WWL-TV reported. While in Nigeria, he performs life-saving surgeries for free.

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