Noviha is a registered charity number 1125922 established since 1981 and operates in the UK and Ghana. Noviha's mission is to relieve poverty, promote well-being, advocate self-reliance and create a sense of belonging for Ewes, their families and friends in the UK and Ghana. We provide health and social care support and organise social functions for the elderly to prevent loneliness and isolation. Our overseas projects in Ghana include the donation of books to schools and libraries and medical equipment to hospitals. We also provide financial support and educational scholarships to impoverished students. We organise frequent fund-raising activities including Hogbetsotso Cultural festivals, Dinner Dances, Harvests and Sponsored Walks.
Our History and Values
The Noviha celebrated their Hogbetsotso 2016 on the 10th of September, 2016. It was a grand affair with members dressed in tradidional attire to commemorate the migration of the ewes from Notsie. The Noviha Cultural education and awareness takes the form of a bi-annual celebration of Hogbetsotso Cultural Festival. The festival draws audiences from many African nationals living in the UK and the general public. This years event comes under the Theme, YOUTH CULTURAL EDUCATION. It was an opportunity to showcase the Ewe culture and to raise funds as well as to show our historical origins and traditions. Highlights of the festival include the traditional Ewe dances by the Noviha Youth, the attendance of our traditional Chiefs from Ghana in their regalia with traditional drumming and dancing. Watch this space the Event will be organised again in the next two years or so.
Noviha Ten Bridges Walk 2016 was successfully completed on Saturday the 11th of June. This is an annual health and fundraising event for members, family, friends and supporters of Noviha's causes. This year 2016, the members and patrons walked, criss-crossing Ten of the most beautiful bridges in London covering over 15 kilometers. It enables members, friends and family to walk a distance of between 10-15 kilometrea and gave many the opportunity to truly enjoy the beautiful scenery of London and an to promote the Noviha social inclusive programme of reducing loneliness and isolation among the elders. The Sponsored Walks have proved to be very popular with the members and the organisers.
Noviha recognises the importance education esecially early childhood education. Noviha has collected and donated many children’s books and toys to a number of centres including the Dedzidi Early Childhood Development Centre at Anloga. Education is the root out of poverty and Noviha remains committed in doing its part to promote this agenda. These are projects we hope individual benefactors can take up and use our platform to support.
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