Kwakwaduam Association Inc. of New York – Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
1/20/2012 9:56:56 PM -
The Kwakwaduam Association of New York celebrated its 10th Anniversary over the weekend at Yonkers in New York. The theme of the celebration was '10 years of Community Advancement' Proceeds from the function were to advance the course of Blindness in Ghana and for the School for the Blind in Akropong in particular.
The Chairman of the function, Dr. Anthony Forestine, an Emergency Medicine Specialist , said he was extremely impressed about the work Kwakwaduam was doing and pledged his continued support of the for the organization. He said he shared in the vision of the Organization that the best part of every person's life is what he or she gave back to society.
The President of the Organization, Dr. Kwame Aniapam Boafo in his remarks thanked the trail blazers through whose efforts Kwakwaduam had survived; notably, Adum Kwapong, Rev Yaw Asiedu, Oppong Dwamena and Nana Appau Kissiedu to mention a few. He gave the history of the organization and all the things the Kwakwaduam has accomplished in the past including the Water project in Akropong township and the School for the blind, logistic and sonogram supply for the Health Clinic, the Talking Calculator project for the school for the Blind to list a few. He said the way forward will include the establishment of a Learning Center for Remedial Classes in Akwapim to help the kids better enter Universities, the construction of a Sanitary Toilet System and the supply of logistics for the Manfe and the Okra Kwadwo Health Clinics. Locally the Organization will help strengthen Family Structures and Education to help members assimilate into the American Dream
The NCOGA, the Kwahuman Association, the SASSI ladies, The Ga Adangbe Association and the Adakum Educational Foundation were there to grace and support the occasion.
Awards were given to members of the Organization who had gone beyond the call of duty: Dr. Abrokwa, Nicole Atram, Kwayisi Addo, Kwaku Amyaw, Emilia Okoampah, Mrs Alice Asamani, Lydia Apronti, Paul Ansah and Jocelyn MacDade
A splendid cultural display of Apagya Songs, Atumpan Drumming and Fomtomfrom Dancing added meaning to the function
It was indeed a fun and value added evening