It was a glorious day at Westwood Golf Club on Saturday as 65 golfers enjoyed perfect weather, 18 holes and the incredible barbeque of Holy Smokes BBQ at the turn. At night 130 people filled the ballroom to be inspired by guest speaker, Ozzy Samad, President of Brother’s Brother Foundation, and entertained by MC Lisa Sylvester, Emmy Award-winning journalist and WPXI-TV news anchor whose warmth and elegance brought Hope for Ghana’s event to a new level. Author and poet, Kevin May, beautifully captured the essence of Hope for Ghana with his inspired slam poetry.
The emotional tone of the evening was set by a video celebrating Hope for Ghana’s vision of hope and opportunity in the most remote villages of Ghana, including its 3 schools, 8 libraries and computer labs, 38 apprentice sponsorships, and provision of clean, potable water in 50 villages.
The highlight of the evening was a live virtual visit with Senyo, Vice President of Operations, who eloquently described the challenges in Ghana and the impact of Hope for Ghana in the villages and in his own life.
Senyo’s stirring final message revealed the heart and soul of this young man. “I want to tell you about a philosophy that has blessed my life. That philosophy is that I have learned to give not because I have much, but because I understand how it feels to have nothing.” When asked what Hope for Ghana has done in his own life he said, “I’ve realized the level of challenges in remote villages I never knew about, but thanks to Hope for Ghana I am now a part of the solution.”
Thanks to an outpouring of support from guests, sponsors and donors, Hope for Ghana’s charity event was an enormous success, raising $51,000. To everyone who was a part of this magnificent day I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this life-saving mission with me and transforming the lives of Ghanaian children and families forever.
“I want to tell you about a philosophy that has blessed my life. That philosophy is that I have learned to give not because I have much, but because I understand how it feels to have nothing.” – Senyo Gbormittah, Vice President of Operations