The Fifty 50 Club Supports 23 Individuals at a Ceremony in Obuasi

The Fifty 50 Club, an Obuasi based NGO made up of employees of AngloGold Ashanti, its subsidiaries as well as workers of other corporate organizations and individuals in Ghana and abroad has come to the aid of 20  newly  trained  artisans  in  and  around the  Obuasi community, two kids with heart defects and a 3rd year Computer Science student at KNUST.


During the event, the biggest yet in the Club’s history, the Club presented 15 dryers  and washing  basins to  15  hairdressers, as well as 5 sewing machines and  pressing  irons to  5 seamstresses.  The donation according to the Founder and President Jacob Edmund-Acquah, is  expected to  equip the artisans to  set  up  their  own  businesses  and provide  them with a  steady  stream of income.

He said entrepreneurship significantly improves the standard of living of people, hence the decision of the Club to place more emphasis on equipping artisans who have already graduated with tools needed to start up their own businesses.

On the criteria for selecting the beneficiaries,  Mr. Edmund-Acquah said “we liaised with the Local Assemblies to look out for those who are needy but are committed to doing the rights things to improve their standards of living and  become financially independent”.

He advised beneficiaries to take good care of the machines and work hard in order to become successful entrepreneurs and positively impact their families and the broader community.


Theresa  Amoako  who is  a 3-and-a-half-year-old  girl  diagnosed with a  complex heart condition  known  as  the  Tetralogy  of  Fallot was given GHS  15,000 by the Club to undergo surgery,  whiles Vanessa Amponsah a 3-year  old girl  diagnosed with two  heart  conditions called Ventricular  and  Atrial  Septal  defects was also given GHS  10,000 to support the  cost  of  her  surgery.

During the said event, David Ababio  Awuni a Computer  Science Student  at  KNUST, Kumasi Club  who had been provided with a  laptop and had his school fees for the 2021/2022 academic paid by the group, was again provided funding for  the  payment  of  the  2022/23  (3rd year) school  fees and  related  charges.

The President of the Fifty 50 Club said the Club has seen an increase in its membership over the years due to their benevolence and commitment to impact society. He said “we now have 172 committed and dedicated members who contribute monthly to support the society. We will continue to help those who are in need”.

He hinted that the group’s next target will be to provide support for institutions like health facilities in small communities, in an attempt to impact more people in the community.

Speaking with the Media after the donations, one of the beneficiaries Margaret Boah, a hairdresser recounted the ordeal artisans who have graduated go through in order set up their own businesses.

Describing the donation from the Fifty 50 Club as timely, Miss Boah assured that they will use the tools for their intended purpose.

A total of GH 50,000 was spent on the donations with the funds mainly from the monthly contributions of members. They continue to call on like minded individuals and corporations who share in their vision to join the Club.


Founded in July  2020,  the Fifty  50 Club (www.thefifty50club.org) has made  several  donations over  the past 20 months  including contributing to  the cost  of  heart  surgeries for  five  kids  with various  heart  conditions, providing  scholarships  to  brilliant but needy  students, and supporting  twenty-three (23) people to set up their own businesses.






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