The Covid-19 pandemic started as a bad dream from another’s narration. This nightmare slowly crawled to various parts of the world with its fear, stigma, and struggles. It became an eclipse to shadow our sun, affecting the economic and business world and not forsaking the various education systems bringing various activities to a standstill and throwing many into chaos.
Amidst all these, the deprived communities were more deprived of the knowledge of this pandemic, PPE’s, and various preventive items. Most forgotten and neglected because each one is saving their own life.
Then a light came, a household refused to wink and give in to sleep because there was a mother. Not just a mother but a woman of virtue, one geared with strength, wisdom, and fear of God. Just like the proverb 31 woman, her hand reaches beyond her own and feels the trauma and struggles of mothers and children. With great enthusiasm, she responded to the call to reach out to the deprived in the Central region of Ghana, birthing “BorBor Mfantse”.
With the desire to support mothers, children, and men of communities forgotten in this trial moments. To empower and lend a helping hand to contribute in various ways to meet their needs and make life worth living by sharing their burden. She thought of the parents who are clueless about how the disease spread therefore interacts with others without care, no nose mask, washing of hands with soap and water, let alone handshake which is well accepted in the communities. Worst of all is the lack of knowledge on the symptoms to look out for. If those in the cities are crying because activities have come to a standstill, then how will they survive on the meager earnings from their produce. Above all, she thought of you who can make it possible.
As the proverb says “Baakofo nsa ntumi nkata Oyame ani”, she is calling all and sundry, she says little drops of water make a mighty ocean so a little contribution from all can go a long way to satisfy a need of a deprived community. Let’s rise, gird ourselves and our support towards this worthy cause we are all involved. Let us lend a helping hand and make the world a better place. Dr. Geraldine Abaidoo and her team we say ayekoo for taking the reins to spearhead this cause.
Sunday July, 5th, 2020 – EMP donated their quota to support this good course.
EMP supports BorBor Mfantse.