Story from Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
Humanitarian Alarm, an independent registered nonprofit and community-based organisation with its offices located in Peki, Kumasi and Accra, has launched a Save Our Souls (SOS) campaign for Jeff Opoku Agyeman, a seven years old Kindergarten (KG) Two pupil of Afasiebon Community Primary School.
The young boy, who, according to information, lost the mother when he was about one year old, after which the father absconded, is believed to be suffering from a cardiac-related complication associated with deep and irregular breathing, resulting in stunted growth.
This came to light during a donation to some selected institutions by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Humanitarian Alarm, Mr. Elorm Ohene, as part of activities making his 40th Birthday.
Speaking to the paper, Jeff mentioned that he wants to be a man of God in the near future when supported to undergo the medical reformation, and therefore called on every meaningful Ghanaian and institutions to come to his aid.
On the donation, Humanitarian Alarm, with its prime aim of building the capacities and service delivery to the deprived and marginalised segment of the Ghanaian populace, donated medical equipment, consumables, and used clothing to three health posts in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region.
The donation, which was part of activities making the 40th Birthday of Mr. Elorm Ohene, and valued over GH¢80,000, includes walking aids, wheelchairs, accessories, SP monitors, clutches, insulin syringes, urinary bags, surgical chairs, face and nose masks, diapers, walking sticks, and used clothes.
The items were acquired through personal, collective contributions, and support from friends and family such as Rev. and Mrs. Oscar Kuma of Massachusetts and Ferdinand Reimmer, Brock University, Ontario, a Lecturer based in Canada.
Others are Covenant Family Care Mission and Joni and Friends-Ghana for the wheelchairs whose benevolence contributed to making this donation a successful one.
Receiving the items, the Superintendent in charge of the clinic, Mrs. Matilda Taavi, expressed great appreciation for the kind gesture, and called for closer collaboration between the two institutions in improving the healthcare of about 600 inhabitants who attend the facility.
According to her, the donations came handily and timely, since it will boost the delivery of services to its marginalised patients.
At the Peki-Adzokoe Health Post, Mr. Elorm Ohene urged the community, and the youth in particular, to adopt preventive approaches to good health like the regular hand washing habit, regular exercise, good rest and well balanced diets in order to maintain good health.
Togbe Drah Kojo IV, Chief of Adzokoe, and Mrs. Gladys Amenyenu of the clinic received the items, including wheelchairs and its accessories, on behalf of the community.
Ms. Victoria Attawa Akyea, a Director and a Gender Specialist, presented the items on behalf of Humanitarian Alarm to the Superintendent of the Dzake Health Post, Mrs. Juliet Anaglo, and the Queenmother of Peki-Dzake, Mamaga Kpangabeah II.
According to the Officer in Charge, the donations come as a huge relief in the delivery of their duties, and at a period when attendance is on a sharp rise in Out Patient Department (OPD) cases.
A representative of the District Chief Executive (DCE), Togbe Asieni, charged the three health facilities to take the utmost care of the equipment, stressing the lack of maintenance in the country had contributed to a lot of resources being wasted.
The team also paid a brief visit to the Good Shepherd Aged Home at Peki-Blengo, where it interacted with the aged, worshipped, and refreshed them.
Madam Ella Boateng, caretaker of the home, was full of praise for the team and wished Humanitarian Alarm success in all its endeavours across the country.
Humanitarian Alarm has been deeply involved in activities that seek to bring hope to the poor and needy people of the South Dayi District in the Volta Region of Ghana.
This has been achieved through the promotion of educational, technical and entrepreneurial skills for improved livelihood and the living standards of the people of the South Dayi District.
Recently, the team, led by the CEO, made a donation to the children of Tsyienu, a very deprived community in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region with a population of 600 inhabitants, who are mostly peasant farmers.
The Assembly Member for the area, Mr. Christian Dovlo, who received the items such as exercise books, footballs and clothing, thanked the team for the support.
Its educational interventions include support for brilliant but needy children, and an annual community soccer development tournament, aimed at unearthing budding talents and using sports as a tool to enhance the socio-economic development of the youth in south Dayi.
The Executive Director of Humanitarian Alarm advised the children to develop the habit of reading and take their education serious, “as it is the easiest route of fighting against povert