In a demonstration of commitment to service, scholarship, and sisterhood, some 300 members of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a prominent women’s organization based in the United States of America, have arrived in Ghana to undertake various philanthropic projects across the country.
The delegation, under the leadership of International President Rasheeda S. Liberty, made their first stop at the Potter’s Village located at Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2023, amid a traditional welcome.
The local NGO, Team CSR Ghana, also, as part of its campaign in Ghana, collaborated with the chapter under the African American Sorority Sigma Gamma Rho (SGRHO) and African American Fraternity to make a substantial presentation to the beneficiaries at the Potters Village Shelter for Battered Women and Children.
The donations, which were presented by members of the Diasporan sorority and fraternity alongside the CEO of Team CSR, Mr. Jonathan Akuamoah, included essential educational materials such as school desks, laptops, and modern toilet facilities, as well as undisclosed amounts of money to support the facility’s assistance and help for vulnerable individuals.
International President of Sigma Gamma, Rasheeda S. Liberty, who described the occasion as a “Birthright Journey” in her address to the media, revealed that the organization will soon engage in projects related to health, education, sanitation, and financial literacy in five out of the 16 regions of Ghana.
She was optimistic that the delegation would leave a lasting imprint through a series of its philanthropic initiatives, with a budgeted direct inflow of US$100,000. She added that, in addition, the sorority foresees a substantial cash injection of GH₵36 million into the local economy through collaborations with local vendors and suppliers.
The Executive Director of the Potters Village, Nana Ama Adu-Owusu, expressed her gratitude to the groups for their donations, emphasising that the support given will enable the facility to provide quality education to the children.