SLYMAR FOUNDATION, a newly launched foundation with the aim of catering for the widow, on Christmas eve, put smiles on the faces of widows in all communities in the Ablekuma North Constituency.
The support which included an undisclosed amount of money, bags of rice, hampers, among others, forms part of the foundation’s dream to make life bearable for the vulnerable within the constituency and also support them to become self-sufficient.
The donation which happened at the Been To Complex in Accra was also to share the joy of the birth of Jesus Christ with the widows.
The beneficiaries were selected from all communities within the constituency.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the foundation, Samuel Yaw Larbi, in his address explained, “the name SLYMAR is an acronym which represent myself and my mother (Samuel Yaw Larbi and Mary).”
He added, “my vision is to initiate and facilitate programs to empower widows, orphans and the vulnerable. This idea was conceived in 2020 when the nation was hit with the Covid 19 pandemic where I had the opportunity to bless some widows and a section of vulnerable in the constituency by providing them with some relief items and witnessing the plight of widowhood from my mother’s experience.
“We are all aware SLYMAR Foundation is at the birth stage in the life cycle and like a new product on the market, I call on all present here, especially Honorable members on the high table to support this noble cause in any way they can, especially financially for the foundation to grow to its maturity. This will contribute to the efforts of the government and institution to help alleviate the suffering of such persons.”
The widow’s aside the donation further benefited from a health screening exercise with the focus on quality healthcare delivery.
The beneficiaries, who were of different age groups, were screened for various health conditions, including hepatitis, syphilis, malaria, blood pressure, among others.
Some of the beneficiaries were further counselled on good diet by the experienced medical team.
The beneficiaries were also educated on healthy lifestyles that would enable them to avoid diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, among others.
The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the foundation for their thoughtfulness and kind gesture.
They further expressed high level of appreciation for having had the chance to be screened for certain diseases, as well as having been educated on healthy lifestyle and urged the executives of the foundation to continue with their good work.
In attendance were Honorable Sheila Bartels – Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma North constituency, Grace Acheampong – Greater Accra Women Organizer, Rev. Mrs. Elizabeth Fosu, Honorable Kofi Ofori – M.C.E, George Kofi Nkramah – Constituency Chairman, among others.