On January 25, 2014, A Taste of Ghana, an evening curated to share the wonderful flavors of Ghana, spotlighted and created awareness of Sharecare Ghana (Sharecare4u), an organization founded to empower people suffering from autoimmune and neurological conditions in Ghana.
The event, organized by Ayesha Harruna Attah, daughter of Sharecare founder, Nana Yaa Agyeman, and her friends Efua Opoku and Nana-Ama Kyerematen and various sponsors, brought together 100 people at Bat Haus, in Brooklyn, NY. Charles Cann, creative director of Tropical Ghana, prepared the delicious food.
It was a memorable night, which included a raffle draw, a documentary, comments from the main organizer, and plenty to eat and drink. Through ticket sales, the raffle, and various donations, A Taste of Ghana raised over $4000.
Ayesha posted on Facebook the following day: “So grateful to everyone who showed up yesterday for A Taste of Ghana. Special thanks go to Charles Cann of tropical Ghana for the mouthwatering dishes he prepared.Big, big thanks to our sponsors: A Peace Treaty, afridiaspora.com, Amanda Uprichard, Bat Haus Coworking Space, Design 233, GhanaNewsMedia.com, Il Vino Torchio, Mataheko Restaurant and Lounge, Mohammed Naseehu-Ali, Powder Necklace: A Novel by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, The Sampler, and The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.Thanks for helping us raise funds for Sharecare Ghana.”
One of Sharecare Ghana’s successes is the establishment of a therapeutic center for children with neurological conditions. The center now needs to be equipped. The money raised will fund speech therapy, physiotherapy, and some of the following equipment: therapeutic mats, physio balls, toys, static cycles for kids, a treadmill, walkers, a standing frame, corner seat, wedges, gaiters, and an office desk and chair.
Sharecare has expressed gratitude to ATaste of Ghana for this remarkable fundraiser and for the funds that are continuing to come in after the event.