On the 21st of April 2021, we ran the first Nkabom event.
This event was an idea sparked in November 2020 on how we might be able to collaborate with others and raise funds and awareness for our programmes.
Nkabom is the twi word for “bringing together” or “connecting” – the adinkra symbol chosen means “connecting hearts” and this was something that fit so well for us as we wanted to connect with eachother, build eachother up and connect with the larger Ghanaian diaspora here in the UK.
The evening was jam packed and started off with a conversation between Dawid and Afua and then moved into 6 minute pitches from each of the 3 charities – ATE, GFF and MTW- followed by 4 minutes of questions.
We were honoured to have Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, one of our long term supporters and mentors join us for the evening and speak about his personal experiences growing up in Ghana and where his path has led him to today.
This was a live conversation with Afua Adom, a journalist and broadcaster, who was also able to share her experiences in giving to projects and organisations “back home” (Ghana).
Plus our wonderful Kellie Lucas, trustee and treasurer once again wowed us with her ability to moderate the conversation and MC the evening.
“Every child needs at least one adult in their lives who is irrationally crazy about them”- Dawid Konotey-Ahulu
It was such a great experience for MTW to harness our ask and focus in on the important parts of what people want to hear.
Together we raised £2400 that is split 3 ways between us! A successful evening had by all!!
Finally, we are honoured to have Vicky Leigh in our network who wrote an article on the event here:
To have a watch or listen in check out the recording!