The Sheikh Ahmed Foundation, a pro child rights and education charity, has been launched in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.
According to Alhaji Jafar Abubakar, Chairman of the Foundation, It would initially target orphans in deprived communities in Ashaiman and expand to the whole country.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of the inaugural ceremony, he said the objectives of the Foundation were deeply rooted in the principles and injunctions of the Koran which directs all muslims to take care of orphans, widows and the vulnerable in society.
He said the Foundation was named after the late Sheikh Ahmed Shaban, a muslim scholar, who made the education of children and philanthropy, his life-long pursuit.
Alhaji Abubakar appealed all and sundry to donate to the foundation to make orphans in deprived communities taste education and relative comforts of life.
Mr Ernest Norgbe, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman, eulogized Shiekh Shaban for his immense contribution to the welfare of people in deprived communities.
“He lived to the full by lending a helping hand to all who needed it. We should all endeavour to be our neighbour’s keeper like our father Sheikh Shaban did,” he said.