Good Causes Foundation under the auspicies of the Ghana National Lottery Authority has supported Bahass Foundation with items worth GH¢15,000 as a form of motivating and supporting the crucial services of the foundation.
The non governmental foundation (Bahass Foundation) which takes care of people with mental illness in the Upper West Region and beyond ensures that mentally ill persons are bathed, clothed and fed to make life comfortable for this almost neglected section of the society.
Speaking on June 9, 2022 in Wa after her 2day-working visit to the Upper West Region, Deputy Coordinator of the NLA Good Causes Foundation, Madam Ama Frimpong indicated that, the good works of Bahass Foundation falls within the mandate of the NLA Good Causes Foundation hence the motive behind the Foundations’ visit to the Upper West Region to interact with the mentally ill persons and also appreciate the yeoman’s job Bahass Foundation is putting up to make sure the people afflicted with mentally illness are well fed and looked decent.
“The Good Causes Foundation is the corporate social wing basically, the charity arm of the National Lottery. We aim to make arm in society no matter how small. We are here just to appreciate the work he is doing, see the people he works after”.
She continued “The NLA Good Causes Foundation and the NLA Act mandates us to work with people who are afflicted in society. So it falls much in line with the work we do. Sometimes people will say that if someone plays the lottery and don’t win what happens to the money what do you do, do you just spend it, these are some of the things we do, we try to make a little difference in other people’s life”.
Meanwhile, the NLA Good Causes Foundation also pledged to build short to medium term washrooms for Bahass Foundation in order to get the mentally ill persons bathed under good and hygienic conditions with high level of decency.
The Good Causes Foundation until October 2021 focus on four key areas; health, education, culture and art as well as youth development. The Foundation has turned its attention to supporting people with mental illness and those afflicted in society.
On his part, CEO of Bahass Foundation Mr. Eliasu Baba Yussif affectionately called Chairman Bahass whose face was so glaring with massive joy to have been appreciated by the NLA Good Causes Foundation, on behalf of the persons with mental illness and the Bahass Foundation expressed his gratitude for the support given them and assured the National Lottery Authority’s Good Causes Foundation that the support given to Bahass Foundation will be used judiciously.
He also seized the opportunity and called on other benevolent societies both governmental and non governmental organizations to also contribute their widows’ mite towards the well-being of the persons with mental illness under the care of Bahass Foundation.
By: Saeed Fatawu|myradiowaa.com
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