The Ankara Glam group recently organized a one-day outreach program titled “It All Comes Down to Love,” aiming to spread love to hawkers on some principal streets of Accra ahead of Valentine’s Day. Comprising young individuals from various regions, they gathered at the Accra Mall before heading to hawking areas.
They spent time at the Dzorwulu Traffic light selling goods, including sachet water, plantain chips, chewing gums, chocolates and drinks, from hawkers.
Priscilla Ofosu-Kwakye the initiative’s founder, mentioned in an interview that the program would be repeated quarterly and expanded to other regions in the future. Despite sponsorship challenges, she expressed her satisfaction, noting personal and familial contributions to make the event successful.
Miss Ofosu-Kwakye, a philanthropist and social media personality, expressed joy in successfully organizing the maiden event, highlighting the team’s effort to sell for hawkers and add extra money to their daily sales.
She emphasized the importance of reaching out to the less privileged in society, citing the limited working capital of some hawkers.
“This initiative is something I have nurtured for a very long time and I am glad it has come to pass. It’s been quite hectic because sponsorship was hard to get and I had to pull personal resources from my account and also from friends and family to pull this event off. People travelled from far and near to help make the program a success. What we did today was to sell for these hawkers and later add some extra money from our own resources up to their daily sales. It was fun for us while at the same time we managed to put smile on the faces of some of these hawkers”. Miss Akua mentioned
She went ahead to narrate that “the working capital of some of these hawkers is only one hundred cedis so for us to even sell and gift them a hundred cedis means the world to them. For me I am happy ultimately, they found love in what we did for them. It’s February and we can’t just be talking about love without reaching out to the less privileged people in society”.
Participants at the event shared their happiness and gratitude, expressing excitement about future editions.
One person expressed gratefulness for being part of the maiden event and looked forward to upcoming ones, emphasizing the heartwarming experience of reaching out to less privileged individuals.
Another participant traveled from Winneba to Accra to be part of the event, believing in Miss Ofosu – Kwakye’s project. Despite facing challenges with limited support from individuals and corporate bodies, they remained optimistic about future events and hoped for increased organizational support.