21/12/2018 by Prince Osei Akowuah 2 Comments
REACT CELEBRATES 2ND ANNIVERSARY (by Prince Osei Akowuah)
REACT turned 2 on the 3rd of December 2018 and celebrated the day with a fundraising dinner.
The event was attended by people from all walks of life and dignitaries across the UK notably among them the Lord Mayor of Oxford, His Lordship Colin Cook, his wife the Lord Mayoress, Helen Cook, Nana Akan Boadu the 1st, Asiakwa Yokohene and was filled with fun activities to entertain guests among them were Violin tunes by Audrey Osei Akowuah, raffle draws, auctions and Sponsored Karaoke.Opening the function, the founder and director of REACT Prince Osei Akowuah, said he can barely believe that 2 years has come that quick and thanked donors and supporters who have made those years a workable period where a lot has been achieved. Prince also used the occasion to introduce REACT’s Trustees to the guests and thanked them for their unflinching support since the birth of REACT. Addressing the guests the Lord Mayor of Oxfordshire County, His Lordship Colin Cook said society in general has a long way to go in dealing with the challenges facing people with disabilities but noticed that a great deal has been achieved in mitigating the plight of disabled persons. Honourable Cook said communities would become a “fantastic force for change” if we can all come together irrespective of geographical boundaries to tackle the needs of persons with disabilities particularly with education and commended REACT for its work. He also called for a change in attitude in dealing with issues of disability as we all have “the greatest gift” that we can use to support disabled children.
See the day in pictures below:Pictures by Edem Dogbatse and a video our projects so far since 2016 by Stephen K. Yeboah: