Extreme poverty is a terrible human rights violation that robs people of basic opportunities to live in dignity. They are deprived of basic necessities such as food, clothing, housing and medical care.
Whatever caused this situation, these financially disabled people need help so that they can get a chance to survive.
And this is where Nadisco Foundation, founded by Hajia Nadia Alhassan iv is making significant inroads and is on the cusp of making history as one of the most ingenious and hardworking humanitarian groups in Ghana which is giving hope to the impoverished.
Hajia Nadia, popularly known as Hajia Nadisco is a queen of charity, compassion, and selflessness. To the needy and destitute, she is the light that gives hope to their helplessness.
The selfless and humane Hajia Nadisco has been working in promoting the welfare of the less fortunate through her NGO, the Nadisco Foundation which partners with donors and well-wishers to drill boreholes to provide potable water, provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other necessities to those in need.
Furthermore, Nadisco Foundation provides care for widows, fight for the rights of women, children and the physically challenged.
The Foundation has also built classroom blocks with offices, staff rooms, stores, and libraries for school children in deprived communities who study under trees, to learn in a safe and productive environment. Hajia and her Foundation are confident that with access to good education, children can escape poverty.
Women empowerment is also one of the areas the Foundation is zealous about, and has legal practitioners who offer free services to oppressed women.
Lady Nadia’s love for the needy in society is awesome; and her support for them has been matchless. According to her, the passion to serve the poor is a calling. “I feel happy within me anytime I’m able to put a smile on someone’s face. I was born to give hope to those who need it, that’s why my name, Nadia means hope,” she said.
Many communities in Akatsi North, Ketu North, Ketu South, Akatsi South, Nakpanduri, Bimbilla, and Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo districts among others have benefited from her Foundation.
A famous American poet and civil rights activist, the Late Maya Angelou once said,
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
This quote of the famous poet aptly describes who Hajia Nadisco is: her love and passion for the less privileged
recognize no barriers. They jump hurdles, leap fences, penetrate walls to arrive at a destination where she could deliver hope to the needy and helpless. She is a great humanitarian who has dedicated herself to alleviating hardship amongst people from poverty-stricken communities in Ghana and beyond.
Anthony Obeng Afrane