Samuel Amo Tobbin Foundation (SATOF) has joined the United Nations (UN) to celebrate widows across the globe last Friday, June 23, 2017, in order for them not to feel lonely as the theme for celebration suggests – “me ye anko nam”, meaning ‘am not lonely.’
According to Mrs. Mary Tobbin-Osei, the board chairperson of the foundation, the aged, especially the widows, go through unnecessary difficulties at times and humiliations anytime their husbands pass on.
She explained that Mr. Samuel Amo Tobbin, owner of Tobbinco pharmaceutical industry, decided to set aside a fund at Abii Finance to remit these aged and widows every month so they would not feel lonely, adding that “loneliness could even kill widows, and SATOF does not want that to happen.”
In an interview with The Republic, during the celebration, she indicated her husband has widows at heart; hence what he could do is to mobilize and support them with his ‘widow’s mite’ so they would not feel miserable.
As part of the celebration, the foundation contracted the services of nurses from the Mallam-Atta Market to conduct health screening of these aged widows during the event and drugs from Tobbinco pharmaceutical industry were given to them.
Mrs. Tobbin-Osei added widows whose husbands’ families rejected go through hell to bring up their children to fit into the society.
She hinted the foundation with support of other corporate institutions empowers widows, especially the young and healthy ones, to go into trading to enable them to educate their children.
She added SATOF promised to expand its tentacles on conditions to cover other regions where the Tobbinco Group of Companies operates in the country, to enable its outfit to support the widows and the aged there.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Delali A. Awuyeh