Representing Ewe’s in Chicago since 1960.
Ewe Association of Chicago formally known as Milenorvisi Haborbor was formed in 1974 under the leadership of Dr. Sam Oklu. The founding members are listed at the association website.
The ewe association of Chicago has values of dedicated membership, respect, integrity, and cultural dynamics.
The leadership comprises of the Executives and The Council of Elders. The association has a strong in-group support from the Chaplain and the welfare committee. The association is an affiliate to Ghana National council of Chicago (GNC) as such jointly participate in events as well as help people of other ethnic groups. The Ewe Association leaders respectively continue to play numerous executive roles in GNC. Refer to ewechicago.org for various names and responsibilities.
In 1994, Ewe Association of Chicago (Milenorvisi Haborbor) celebrated 21st anniversary. Other Major Ewe associations in North America and Canada attended. This celebration resulted into launching of the present Council of Ewe Association of North America (CEANA).
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The Ewe Association of Chicago, is a not for profit organization as such contributes to CEANA fund to fulfil the mission of providing community development in three West African countries. Major projects are health and educational development in the Eweland comprising Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Projects include building classrooms at very needed areas, renovating hospitals and clinics and establish scholarship scheme to help needy students at the high school level.
The association was formed to bring all Ewes in the Chicago Metropolitan area together considering unity as a common goal
Annual CEANA convention is a unity celebration purposely for fundraising. It takes place in rotation among participating states in USA and Canada on labor-day weekend.
Please be informed that due to COVID-19 pandemic, the year 2020 CEANA convention is virtual on Friday September 4th 6pm to 9pm and Saturday September 5th 3pm to 6pm both Eastern time.