KGL Group has launched KGL Foundation, a single-purpose vehicle to drive all its corporate social responsibility activities.
The launch which took place at the Kempiski Hotel in Accra also witnessed a fundraising session where persons contributed to the foundation.
The act of giving, an age-old practice for many Ghanaian societies, is exemplified by the Adinkra symbol of ‘Woforo DuaPa A’.
The symbol connotes support for good causes and that exactly was evident on Friday, 1st April 2022 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.
Challenging the status quo and changing the narrative around philanthropy in Ghana, the event marked the birth of the KGL Foundation headed by Mr. Elliot Dadey, one of the youngest Chief Executive Officers (CEO) in Ghana.
The event was heartwarming and impressive, with attendance from high-level dignitaries such as the First Lady and Second Lady of Ghana, various ambassadors, and private sector CEOs and directors. Also in attendance were government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, traditional rulers, civil society organizations, and corporate bodies working in the private sector.
Chaired by His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, who was represented by the paramount Chief of Asante Asokore, Nana Susubribi Krobea Asante, the event was climaxed with a fundraiser to support future initiatives being planned by the Foundation.
Highlighting the work of the KGL Foundation, participants were drawn to a new drive for social change evident in the foundation’s pillars, which emphasizes mutual collaboration, innovativeness, and empowerment.
The special guest speaker for the event, H.E. Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, lauded the Foundation for the significant impact made in the lives of Ghanaians in just a year of operation. In her speech, she stated the Foundation has really lived up to expectations as a foundation that is solely focused on the total development of the Ghanaian society. As the Executive Director of the Rebecca Foundation; whose focus also falls in line with some key tenets of KGL Foundation’s key pillars, she commended the KGL Foundation on a holistic and inclusive approach to philanthropy. She assured both foundations will continue to collaborate to improve the well-being of the Ghanaian populace.
Nana Susubribi Krobea Asante, the representative of the Asantehene, lauded the KGL Foundation for sharing its objectives and strides taken in philanthropy and tasked corporate Ghana and individuals to support the Foundation on the initiatives it embarks on.
The Executive Chairman of the broader KGL Group, Mr. Alex Dadey, reiterated that corporate responsibility is a bedrock of the KGL Group’s operations. He also stated the KGL Foundation reflects the commitment of the Group to providing sustainable social intervention programmes in the fields of health and sports, entrepreneurship and youth empowerment, culture and arts in Ghana and the foundation’s aim is to make a lasting difference, bring hope, joy and leave everything we touch better than it used to be.
Addressing the dignitaries in what all saw as a compelling speech, the CEO of the Foundation, Mr. Elliot Dadey, stated that “the KGL Foundation is committed to achieving a healthy, innovative, and self-sufficient Ghanaian society with the goal being every marginalized community in Ghana having access to self-development and improvement opportunities, allowing them to be the architects of their own dreams.”
He went further on to state that the youth are the country’s most valuable resource, with their full potential yet to be fully realized.
He ended by saying there were many issues that persist in the country but trusts if faced together, a stronger and more inclusive Ghana can be achieved.
About KGL Foundation
The KGL Foundation is a corporate social responsibility initiative set up on behalf of the KGL Group.
The Foundation focuses on youth empowerment, arts & culture, and health & sports.
Their approach is to collaborate, innovate and empower all local grassroots organizers working in these areas, ensuring they have the resources to improve and safeguard their own societies.