Alhaji Bawa Foundation, a foundation named after the late Alhaji Bawa Iddris, has donated a hearse and 40 bags of rice to the Obuasi East Central Mosque. The van is intended to be used by the Muslim Community. A number of sewing machines were also presented to the Mosque
According to the foundation, they are emulating the philanthropic works done by their late father Alhaji Bawa Idriss over the years.
Within the week, 200 bags of rice, sugar, beverages and some cash were donated to some individuals and senior high schools, colleges and the vulnerable to support them during the Ramadan period.
The hearse donation was done on Friday, 8th April, 2022. A number of sewing machines were also presented to the Mosque to be given to some of the less fortunate youths who are into sewing or aspire to learn tailoring as a trade. They also pledged to support and assist some youth to learn new trades and skills within the community.
About Alhaji Bawa Foundation:
Alhaji Bawa Iddris was a miner and businessman. He started his philanthropic works in the early 2000s and registered as an NGO solely funded by him. He made frequent donations to numerous children’s homes in the North part of Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kumasi and Obuasi. He also built a number of mosques in Ghana and Burkina Faso.
For 3 consistent years, he made public donations to the Muslim community in Obuasi by donating at least 200 bags of rice in each donation thus during Ramadan, EID UL ADHA and EID UL FITR.
He has supported many people financially through their education. He built some classroom blocks and roads in Manso Nkran in the 90s when he established his company MIDRAS MINING COMPANY. He, later on, sold the company outrightly in 2009 to foreign investors which rejuvenated and expanded to ASANKO MINES.
He passed away in May 2021. He maintained a low profile throughout his life.
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