TV presenter Abena Kyei Boakye celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, March 17, and in lieu of a big bash the host of Fontomfrom on Katanka TV decided to be charitable making two donations at different institutions.
The first donation was on Wednesday, March 24, at Kwabenya MA School in Accra and she donated items including sanitary pads, Adonko hand sanitisers, exercise books, Vitamin C and an undisclosed amount of money.
The assistant headmistress of the school, Madam Victoria, who received the items, expressed appreciation to Abena for the gesture and asked others to emulate her gesture.
Abena with some of the children of Kwabenya MA School after the donation
She said, “We are grateful to you for remembering us and coming to our aid. The sanitary pads are very vital especially for our girls and in the times we find ourselves, the hand sanitizers come in handy. God bless you and by this I pray light will shine on this gesture of yours so that others can also do same. Thank you.”
Abena, who also presents the Eno Show, did her second donation on Friday, March 26, at Dome 21st Clinic (she is an ambassador for the clinic) in Accra where some selected aged people in the clinic's environs were given free medical treatment and hampers.
Abena gives a hamper to an elderly woman
CEO of Dome 21st clinic, Dr Blessed Foster, thanked Abena on behalf of the aged. “I’m really happy that you did this for our mothers, love is all we need and on their behalf I’m grateful. At least those who have not done check up in a long time today know how their system is faring and it’s all because of you.”
Speaking with Graphic Showbiz later about her gesture, Abena said it was a necessity. “something directed me to do this, it felt like I was led, I did one and I was not ok, I felt the need to do another.
"The truth is that God has been faithful, sustaining me through it all so this is nothing. If I had more, I would have done even more, as public figures we need to be doing these things more often. We need to continue spreading love and putting smiles on people's faces both on air and off air.”