As part of the Annual Bursaries Award, the Archbishop Andoh Education Endowment Fund met its Friends on November 12, 2020 at the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka to deliberate on issues relating to the state of affairs of the fund.
Activities for fundraising and disbursement of bursaries for the 2020/2021 academic year were discussed.
In an address by the Chairman of the meeting, Rev. Fr. Edmond Donkor Banyin, Parish Priest of St. John the Evangelist, Adenta, he said, the function is celebrated in August every year, but could not be held as planned in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
“ Each year we organize this event to basically support some of our children in various parishes especially the needy and poor.”
However, Fr Banyin said that the year’s event will be organized on December 16, 2020 in the Kaneshie Deanery but the Parish venue for the event is yet to be communicated. Fr. Donkor Banyin added that this year’s event will focus on those in the tertiary level only. This is because of the ongoing free SHS policy for all secondary level. The Chairman also invited benevolent people to join, support and contribute towards the fund.
Financial Administrator of the Archdiocese of Accra, Rev. Fr. Newman Tettefio gave an update on the affairs of the fund. Fr. Tettefio informed the gathering that the fund receives support from parishes through offerings and some donations from Friends of the fund.
Present at the gathering were deans from the various deaneries in the archdiocese as well as some friends of the Education Endowment Fund.
The Archbishop Andoh Education Fund was established in 1999 by the late Most Rev. Dominic Andoh then Archbishop of Accra to offer financial support to brilliant but needy students in the Archdiocese of Accra. The fund is supported through an annual celebration.
Source: Radio Angelus