13:32, 26.Jul 2018
Actress Akorfa Edjeani has been honoured by Helping Hands International (H2i) for her contributions toward building a meaningful society and also influencing lives positively through movies.
This was at a ceremony held on Saturday in Accra, where she was also presented with a citation.
“You are a woman worth celebrating and emulating and we want to acknowledge you for your numerous contributions not only through the significant roles you play on screen but also your contributions to the lives around you. Thank you for the substance you add to womanhood and for empowering both men and women to be the best they can be,” the citation which was signed by the Managing Director of H2i, Emmanuel Obitex, said.
Helping Hands International is an empowerment-based membership programme born out of a passion for total human capacity development and to help the less privileged in the society.
The foundation started in the Angels City of the Philippines with a woman called Luzvininda MacElvis. Luzvininda was a woman with a turbulent upbringing who struggled through life until she was helped.
To give back to the society and help others who are where she once was, she vowed to reach out to orphans, widows, destitute, the poor and everyone in need, this led her to set up a foundation called Helping Hands. With time, she began to get support from others who saw her charity work as a noble cause that should be supported.
The foundation has found works of Akorfa on the screens relative to its goals and mission, hence honouring her.
Akorfa is currently one of Ghana’s most respected actors. She is well known in the acting world all around Africa for her excellent talent, and her films which have been nothing short of the best screen times.
She started acting on TV in 1983 and has since featured in many notable films. She is also well-known as an actress of the theatre.
The actress holds a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana.
Some of her notable film roles include ‘I Sing of A Well’, ‘My Mother’s Heart 1&2’, ‘The Cursed Ones’, ‘For Better For Worse’, ‘Children of the Mountain’, among others.