August 27, 2014
With a record of philanthropy on both sides of the Atlantic spanning three decades, Dr. and Mrs. Bawuah-Edusei and family founded the EDUSEI FOUNDATION in 2013 as a non-governmental organization to positively facilitate youth development and empower women and children. The theme for the Foundation is ‘developing the youth for a better future’
The Foundation is strictly non-governmental and operates on sustainable programs by coordinating with its sister organization in the United States and other NGO’s to attain its goal.
Since its formation, the Foundation has donated to Catholic Father’s Children’s Home in Takoradi, Kumasi Children’s Home and Missionaries of Charity Children’s Home in Mbrom, Kumasi in December 2013. The donations continued in Osu Children’s Home in Accra in January 2014, Tamale Children’s Home in February 2014. This was followed by a donation of fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHS50,000) to Catholic Charities of Ghana to support work in the Central, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions of Ghana. US$25,000 was given to the Ghana Football Association to support the Black Stars’ preparation towards the World Cup in Brazil in June 2014.
The Foundation intends to use learning centers, workshops, donations and seminars to provide services geared towards educating and uplifting the beneficiaries to achieve their full potential as positive-thinking and assertive patriotic citizens. In this regard, the construction of a multi-million conference and learning centre in Bekwai has just commenced.
The UNICEF report “Generation 2030/Africa” estimates that the population of children in Africa would increase by 75% to a whopping 1 billion by 2050. WAEC has just reported an abysmal WASSCE performance in Ghana. When an increase in population is matched by a dip in the standards of education, a greater need emerges for the private sector to provide more support to educate the youth for the challenges of tomorrow.
It is on the strength of this civic responsibility that the Foundation donated fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHS50,000) to set up the Western Nananom Education Fund (WeNEF). It is on this same basis that the Foundation, having tracked Otumfuo’s work in providing education for brilliant and needy children in Ghana over the past 15 years, do hereby donate eighty thousand Ghana cedis (GHS80,000) to the Otumfuo Education Fund.
Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press.