The world’s attention is drawn to humanitarianism every 19th of August, reminding people of the need to be humanitarian and be involved in humanitarianism or better still support humanitarianism.
The day also gives the world an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
Ghana this year joined the world in celebrating this all important day with several activities that are expected to draw attention of Ghanaians to humanitarianism. Among them was the launch of an awards ceremony called Danaa Excellence Awards.
The awards ceremony, the first of its kind in Ghana, is to be held on December 07 with the aim of celebrating the achievements of remarkable people who have overcome their disabilities.
The awards, named after Ghana’s first blind Minister of State, Dr Henry Seidu Danaa, is also to help create awareness on the hindrances and barriers that people with disabilities face in society.
Dr Henry Seidu Danaa, Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, who accepted that the awards should be tagged with his name asked one question which is touching, he asked “Can humanity stand without humanitarianism?”
Humanitarianism is concerned with reducing suffering and improving the condition that people live in. Dr Danaa’s answer to his question was a yes, and he says humanitarianism is what makes humanity.