Dozens of women, mostly mothers hawking on the streets at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, had reason to smile last Sunday May 13, after they were hosted to a fete organised by Change EffectorsGhana, a local NGO which aim is to change the welfare of psychologically affected people, especially the youth.
The women were mothers who hawked on the streets in order to survive with their families, among others.
They were handed with hampers and other gifts on the Mother’s Day to put a smile on their faces having being toiling on the streets to take care of their children.
The Executive Director and Founder of Change Effectors Ghana,
said, Ms Miriam Frema Yeboah said, mothers are special in everyone live and that the fete on the street hawking mothers was to give hope.
She stated that, as the world celebrates Mothers’ Day, there would be various merrymaking among families, in Churches and other places to honour and celebrate mothers for their, love, dedication and hard work to their children, but no one recognised the street Mothers.
According to her, mothers are the homemakers, they inspire their children and others, stating, and they work hard and make lots of sacrifices to protect us and give us the opportunity to dream big about the future while helping us realize our ambitions.
“However as old as we are today, our mothers deserve our gratitude and appreciation for their selfless and unconditional love. Mothers are the sweetest gift from God to us,” she stated.
Ms Miriam said, it was prudent for us to remind ourselves of the various sacrifices our mothers make, and keep them in our prayers, while also celebrating them, adding “We must reciprocate by respecting and showing love to our mothers. It is their day today, lets celebrate them.”
She noted that, similar thing would be done for Father’s when it comes to their turn and entreated Ghanaians to continue to show love for mothers no matter their conditions.
The Executive Director said although they have not yet got any external support, the organisation is committed to contributing toward the welfare of the youth.
The hampers were shared to all mothers who hawked on the street at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
Sources: the republic news online.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba