Win For Africa Foundation (WAF) was founded by Winifred Adjei as a health and social care community project for families in Greater Accra Region. I attended the launch on Saturday 22nd August at the Chiefs palace courtyard in Gbawe, Accra, Ghana. The forecourt was full of invited guests from the community, dignitaries and local children. Winne was one of the first people I met a few years ago in April 2018 at a networking event when I settled in Ghana
– so we kept in touch.
Where did the initial idea stem from?
Winnie initiative commenced with a meme she saw – why don’t you get a empty handbag and fill it with sanitary towels and give to a homeless women and thought this is a brilliant idea.
During her time in the UK October 2019 she coordinated a Donation Drive for items such as sanitary supplies, nappy sack bags and baby wipes which provided Sanatory Kits for young school girls to manage hygiene and sanitary needs during their menstrual cycle. Back in Ghana in November 2019 she planned to establish an organisation to carry out her mission. This was originally targeted for females in Tamale in the Northern region – then Covoid19 happened – so decided to operate in Gbawe, Accra, as her idea was also a need in her local community.
WAF provides a Food and Hygiene bank as a short-term relief to supplement needed families with food supply, promote hygiene and provide financial support initiatives. For each needed family to refrain from hunger and have sustainability. Included is a Green and Clean initiative that teaches people to grow own food, start a small business ventures and 1:1 emotional support. Win For Africa is a break down of her initials/name incorporated into the title.
(Food 4 All)
120 food boxes were distributed to families, which contained staple food, sanitary wear and household cleaning items.
Food For All Ghana.
Pentecost Youth group – (drama presentation)
Food Box donation
WAF welcomes donation of food and/or personal care and other cleaning items. Donation of money goes towards:
40 cedi (6 Gbp ) 1week
75 cedi (11Gbp) 2 week
150 cedi (22Gbp) 1 month
If you would like to donate towards a food box or sponsor the foundation – please contact:
Winifred Adjei on:
Tele: 00233 243980216 (Ghana)
Direct payment via: Mobile Money 00233 243980216
Bank Account Winifred Adjei Ac/no: 41561366 Sort Code: 04-00-04 Monzo Bank 38 Finsbury Square London EC2 1PX UK
Some members of Sisterhood Empowerment Circle came to support WAF, from Accra and Sister Fadila came all the way from Tamale. Sister Grace is also the community worker for WAF. It was great to see members under a united sisterhood. We networked, gave donations, and had fun.
‘Supporting rising communities’
Wishing Winnie every success with the foundation.
Bless Sister E (Naa Dzamah