Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority earmarks GH₵36m for humanitarian mission

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., a United States of America (USA) based, non-governmental organisation (NGO), leading women committed to service, scholarship, and gender equality,has earmarked about GH₵36 million for various humanitarian projects in its visit to Ghana.

The leadership of the delegation of about 300 members arrived in Ghana on December 24, 2023, to set the ball rolling for the seven days philanthropic work across various communities in several regions with focus on health equity, women’s right, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and sanitation.



In Ghana, the sorority will lead transformative philanthropic initiatives, constructing vital facilities like toilets and boreholes to bolster health and sanitation infrastructure. Rooted in an educational foundation, the sorority will enhance education by building and revamping labs, distributing school supplies, and supporting initiatives for women’s empowerment and healthcare.

International President of Sigma GammaRasheeda S. Liberty, addressing the media on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), in what she described as “Birthright Journeyhighlighted that the organisation will engage in projects related to health, education, sanitation, and financial literacy in five out of the 16 regions of Ghana.

We are thrilled to undertake The Birthright Journey to Ghana, combining cultural exploration with impactful service projects and donations. We’re eager to connect with the vibrant communities in Ghana, leaving a positive imprint and fostering meaningful relationships. This journey is a testament to our commitment to global service and sisterhood,” she said.

She was optimistic that the delegation would leave a lasting imprint through the series of its philanthropic initiatives with abudgeted direct inflow of US$100,000Additionally, sorority foresees a substantial cash injection of GH₵36, million into the local economy through collaborations with local vendors and suppliers.

Beyond infrastructure, the delegation’s donations will extend to women’s rights, education, and socio-cultural justice. Furthermore, the organisation will also visit the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and other health facilities to pay the medical bills of several patients. It would also provide hygiene products.

Touching on the choice of Ghana as the preferred destination said: “The choice of Ghana for the philanthropic project is to underscore Ghana as a home for the sorority members due to the warm reception it has offered to those with African-American heritage.

This journey is a testament to our commitment to global service and sisterhood. We aim to contribute to women’s rights, health equity, STEM projects, and invest in sanitation and laboratories. This is our gift to the continent, and we are excited to do this,” he said.

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