A philanthropist, Dr. Sangu Delle expanded his philanthropic works by launching the Sangu Delle Foundation in honor of his 35th birthday.
The foundation aims to improve education, health and job creation.
This comes after 15 years of operating as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to meet people’s health, water and sanitation needs in rural areas.
The Foundation’s exclusive launch and fundraising dinner took place at the Kempinski in Accra over the weekend.
The event brought together personalities such as Dr Delle’s father, Na Prof Delle, Reverend Father Campbell, inspirational speaker, Albert Ocran, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ivan Addae-MensahProf, his family and his friends.
Dr. Delle said his philanthropic nature was inspired by his family’s background.
According to him, the brilliance is equally distributed but the opportunity is not. For this reason, 10,000 beneficiaries of the Sangu Delle Foundation will benefit from free counseling services, seed capital and mentoring.
As a young man from Nandom in the Upper West region, it is his dream to see young people, especially from the northern part of the country, educated and pursuing their dream. With this in mind, 5,000 entrepreneurs from the northern part of Ghana will benefit from its Foundation and the remaining 5,000 entrepreneurs will be drawn from across the country.
“I am very proud to fund the Sangu Delle Foundation at Ashesi University to support students in the Upper West region,” he said.
According to Dr. Delle, the essential foundations of a dignified life include health, education and job creation.
Some initiatives of the Sangu Delle Foundation projects are the Amira Delle Scholarship at Harvard University which will support African girls in honor of her mother Amira Delle, Professor Edmund N. Delle Research Fund in honor of her father at Harvard Center for African Studies to sponsor graduate research in Africa in honor of her father.
Libraries and ICT centers will also be built in the six areas of Nandom. There will also be support for people with mental illness, particularly in marginalized areas and to support the effort to tackle the stigma of mental illness.
Guest speaker, Nana Dufie Addo received the Job Creation Leadership Award, the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Authority was also awarded in the same category.
Nana Ama Boakye Adom was awarded the title of Mental Health Leader.
Guest speaker on education, Patrick Awuah also received the award for leadership in education.
The scholarship recipients for the evening were Dr. Erica Koranteng and Dr. Tasha Intsiful.
Speaking at the event, Dr Sangu Delle’s father, Na Prof Delle, expressed his gratitude to his son for ensuring that the knowledge is passed on to the next generation.
“In 1957 there was only one high school in the North, so I’m glad he chose to do his philanthropic work in the North,” he said.
During the fundraising session, he questioned, fundraising in this economic crisis, imagine the pain of the underprivileged?
“Someone asked me, Sangu, why are you fundraising in this economic crisis? And I want to address this, if those of us here are feeling the pinch, imagine the underprivileged.
“It’s a time like this where economic hardship is everywhere and we all need to reach into our pockets and help out,” he said.
“I have pledged this majority of my wealth for the rest of my life to the Foundation because its mission resonates very, very deeply with me,” he added.
Later during the event, Dr Delle was flayed by Naa Prof Delle as Maalu Naa from Nandom Traditional Zone.