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Martha Ankomah - The Martha Ankomah Foundation

The Martha Ankomah Foundation is an initiative dedicated to tackling issues in the areas of health, education and the total well-being of the deprived Ghanaian children. Hence the birth of the Quality Education Project.

The Quality Education Project founded upon the compassionate drive to recognize and address the injustices of society, has been fighting to not only to alleviate problems, but also to identify the root causes and advocate for appropriate local and national policy changes.

It is an initiative that seeks to support school children in remote communities and deprived locations in Ghana. The initiative emphasizes providing basic learning materials and resources that will enhance children's aptitude. In collaboration with Stallion Group of Companies. The Martha Ankomah Foundation donated an estimated number of books (5,000) to two schools at Kordiabe Doodowa. This raised the profile of the organisation.

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Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebwoy) - Livingstone Foundation

Stonebwoy Burniton, born Livingstone Etse Satekla is a Ghanaian Afro pop, dancehall, and reggae artiste who hails from the Volta Region. This BET Best International African Act winner and 4 time Ghana Music Award Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year works to use his musical influence as a catalyst for social justice awareness and change in Ghana.

His newly developed foundation, The Livingstone Foundation focuses on education and youth empowerment, disability awareness, and community involvement. The Livingstone Foundation has participated in several student and accident patient sponsorships and awareness raising initiatives.

Stonebwoy strives to use his foundation as a platform for Ghanaians to engage in humanitarian efforts. As an accident survivor resulting in a physical disability, Stonebwoy uses his personal experience as an example to youth to show kindness towards all who have faced hardships and that disabilities do not limit one's success.

His work as brand ambassador for multiple humanitarian organizations such as MASO's Youth in Cocoa Farming Initiative and UNHCR's LuquLuqu Ambassador for African Refugees pushes Ghanaians to become involved and educated on social issues involving Ghanaians and the African community at large.

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Kwami Sefa Kayi- Kokrokoo Charities Foundation

Kwami Sefa Kayi is an award winning and seasoned broadcast journalist. He is committed to contributing towards innovative solutions to the myriad of social problems faced by Ghanaians. His dedication to challenging the Ghanaian public everywhere, including the diaspora, to help build a more socially committed and caring Ghana, was brought to the fore, when he teamed up with the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) in 2011 to spearhead a crusade dubbed "Save a Cedi to Save a Kidney" to set up a Kidney Centre at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra. This was after he had held a touching interview with Ms Abigail Ashley, a chronic kidney disease Stage 4 (CKD ST4) patient. Through the positive power of radio, unprecedented ingenuity, love for humanity, God and country, Kwami Sefa Kayi was able to raise over GHc 300,000.00 within a year for the CCG. He established Kokrokoo Charities Foundation in 2014.

Currently, KOKROKOO CHARITIES' focus is to procure incubators for health facilities across the country. The initiative is appropriately named: PROJECT 100 Incubators and is aimed at raising funds to buy 100 infant incubators for hospitals in Ghana to help reduce mortality rate of children born prematurely or pre-term. Kwami Sefa Kayi, who was himself born premature, has decided to stand up when it counts most by giving infants in such conditions a shot at life. KOKROKOO CHARITIES has so far, successfully bought and installed 13 infant incubators at 8 major hospitals in across the country; the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Kumasi), Volta Regional Hospital (Trafalgar) in Ho, La General Hospital (Accra), the Police Hospital (Accra), the Nsawam Government Hospital, Koforidua Government Hospital, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and the Prestea Government Hospital.

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Kwame Nsiah Apau (Okyeame Kwame)- Okyeame Kwame Foundation

Kwame Nsiah Apau (Okyeame Kwame) is popular Ghanaian music artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur. He holds a Master's degree in Marketing strategy and he is a national cultural icon. In 2009 , Okyeame Kwame established the Okyeame Kwame Foundation which was duly registered in 2013. Being a public figure and well-known in the Ghanaian ane international media landscape, Okyeame Kwame has used the media, and activations to create awareness about hepatitis.

Through his foundation, he has undertaken a number of Hepatitis B screening vaccination and advocacy and played a very instrumental role in the formation of Hepatitis policy document. Okyeame Kwame is also a Climate change ambassador as he is championing the cause of climate change awareness, as well as championing the cause for responsible parenting with UNICEF. Okyeame Kwame and his OK foundation self-funded his projects for the first three years of commencement. After which the foundation used available avenues to raise funds for the project, including, but not limited to crowd-funding, celebrity car wash to raise funds, jazz concert, sponsorships from companies like MTN Ghana Foundation, Japan Motors and individuals.

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Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray)

Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) is a celebrated Ghanaian broadcaster, a media mogul and the CEO of Empire Entertainment and EIB Networks. He attended Accra Academy and furthered his education to the University of Ghana and Central University College. In 2011 and 2017, he founded the Empire Foundation and Revealed Fund respectfully. The joint mission of the Empire Foundation and the Revealed Fund is to give back to society.

Empire Foundation supports the SOS Children's Villages in Ghana to enrich the lives of the children housed there. Ongoing welfare monitoring of the previous year's beneficiaries indicates that the annual donations of the foundation go a long way to supplement the resources available to them.

In 2015 the foundation were able to gift SOS Children's Village a Pajero 4x4 vehicle to supplement their transportation needs as well as a hefty cash component towards the maintenance of the vehicle. The year 2016 marked a deeper level of engagement for the foundation as they progressed the relationship by adopting a home. This ensured adequate shelter, nourishment, education, outfitting, upkeep and nurturing of over 10 beneficiaries for the year, totalling GHc 40,000.

Between 2013 and 2016, annually, the foundation has supported in diverse ways to provide over GHc 30,000.00 in non-perishable food items, sanitary products, educational tools, clothing, toys & games and medical supplies to the children and homes of the villages.

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John Dumelo

John Dumelo is one of Ghana�s prolific and celebrated actors. He had his secondary education at Achimota School and further studied at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he read Civil Engineering. He has since featured in several television series and movies.

In 2008, John Dumelo established The John Dumelo Foundation with the aim to provide good healthcare materials, improve education in rural areas and provide everyday solutions to alleviate poverty. The foundation has since its establishment, made donation of school and medical items and offered educational scholarships to students of University of Ghana. Through his Foundation, John Dumelo has been able to raise awareness about women suffering from Obstetric Fistula in the Northern part of Ghana.

This he did together with the United Nations. He also uses his social media platforms to promote entrepreneurs free of charge and through this initiative, several businesses have obtained contracts and also purchases of their products/services.