HODA Holdings Ltd. has launched the Duffuor Foundation as part of efforts to continue prioritizing its commitment to social development.
The event took place during the HODA Holdings Ltd 8th Annual Thanksgiving Service held to usher in the new business year.
The Duffuor Foundation’s primary aim will be to connect directly with the less privileged and offer sustainable support in the areas of Education, Health, Socio-Economic Development, Sports and Environment.
These thematic areas were adapted in alliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
A Director of the Foundation Mrs. Boatemaa D.Barfour-Awuah, shared the elation of the Group’s Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor for this bold initiative.
She said, “the Duffuor Foundation will serve as the arm to consolidate CSR efforts of HODA Holdings Ltd. and further the lifelong cause of the HonourableDr. Duffuor. Dr. Duffuorhas over the past 20 years personally provided diverse support to underprivileged individuals and institutions in education, health, vocational training and income generating activities and anticipates contributing so much more to society with this launch”.
Mrs. Barfour-Awuah further observed that a major focus that runs through all the companies that comprisethe HODA Holdings conglomerate has been providing social assistance.
Few testimonies, she said, includes facilitation of reconstructive surgeries for 150 people and the refurbishment of a maternity ward at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital among others. As such,HODA Holdings Ltd. would monumentally increase its impact in social developmentby puttingresources, efforts and funds together with other partners.
To herald its launch, the Duffuor Foundation has supported a social initiative request from Ms. Stephanie Karikari (Ms. Ghana 2010) and donated GHC20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Ghana Cedis) to Ms. Emily Darko, a 12 year old “Scoliosis of the Spine” patient who needs to undergo immediate reconstructive surgery.