First Lady Mrs. Akufo-Addo clebrates mothers’ as nation marks mother’s day today

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Mother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.

It is an aMother’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.

It is an annual event but is held at different dates in the calendar, depending on the country.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

Anna Marie Jarvis was born to Granville E. and Ann Maria (née Reeves) Jarvis on May 1, 1864, in Webster, Taylor County, West Virginia, the ninth of eleven children.

Seven of her siblings died in early childhood.

Ann Reeves Jarvis was a social activist, founder of Mothers’ Day Work Clubs.

As a woman defined by her faith, she was very active within the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church community.

It was during one of her Sunday school lessons in 1876 that her daughter, Anna Jarvis, allegedly found her inspiration for Mother’s Day, as Ann closed her lesson with a prayer, stating: “I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.” — Ann Reeves Jarvis.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo in a statement to mark the day Today, is drawing the attention to some issues that affect the well-being of women and children.

She said Maternal mortality still remains a major healthcare problem and believes it is the collective responsibility of all mothers’ to reduce the risks that pregnant women face while carrying a baby.

She also pleaded that mothers’ attend antenatal check- ups and follow the advice of your health providers.

“It should be the delight of every mother to see their children get an education to give them equal advantage in a global space. We as mothers must see to it that our children, especially our girls go to school and stay in school.”

According to the First Lady of Ghana: “It is a mother’s responsibility to ensure the family is safe and healthy.”

She is encouraging all mothers to ensure they and their families sleep under treated mosquito nets every night and exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least six months.
nnual event but is held at different dates in the calendar, depending on the country.

The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

Anna Marie Jarvis was born to Granville E. and Ann Maria (née Reeves) Jarvis on May 1, 1864, in Webster, Taylor County, West Virginia, the ninth of eleven children.

Seven of her siblings died in early childhood.

Ann Reeves Jarvis was a social activist, founder of Mothers’ Day Work Clubs.

As a woman defined by her faith, she was very active within the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church community.

It was during one of her Sunday school lessons in 1876 that her daughter, Anna Jarvis, allegedly found her inspiration for Mother’s Day, as Ann closed her lesson with a prayer, stating: “I hope and pray that someone, sometime, will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it.” — Ann Reeves Jarvis.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo in a statement to mark the day Today, is drawing the attention to some issues that affect the well-being of women and children.

She said Maternal mortality still remains a major healthcare problem and believes it is the collective responsibility of all mothers’ to reduce the risks that pregnant women face while carrying a baby.

She also pleaded that mothers’ attend antenatal check- ups and follow the advice of your health providers.

“It should be the delight of every mother to see their children get an education to give them equal advantage in a global space. We as mothers must see to it that our children, especially our girls go to school and stay in school.”

According to the First Lady of Ghana: “It is a mother’s responsibility to ensure the family is safe and healthy.”

She is encouraging all mothers to ensure they and their families sleep under treated mosquito nets every night and exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least six months.

Source: otecfmghana.com

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