The chairman and founder of Kokrokoo Charities, Kwami Sefa Kayi, together with the first lady of the Republic of Ghana, Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo, officially launched the kokrokoo charity raffle for a special course.
The raffle was specially initiated to purchase infant incubators for various hospitals across the nation. According to the team’s research, the unavailability of infant incubators at some major hospitals in Ghana, especially in the capital, has led to the pathetic demise of majority babies born premature in the country.
The project aims at acquiring and distributing one hundred (100) infant incubators to various hospitals across the country in order to help curb the high rate of mortality in premature babies.
Kwami Sefa Kayi, who was also born premature forty-six years ago, explained how his passion was ignited after constant persuasion from a colleague. He told a story on how broken he felt at the sight of his second daughter, who like him was born premature. Haunting scenes from memories surrounding her birth and his compassion towards children born under such circumstances finally led to the realization of the charity raffle.
A single incubator costs a whopping $10,000 but with the immense support from his wife, Mrs. Barbara Kayi, his mother, amazing colleagues and sincere well wishers, The Kokrokoo charities has already been able to purchase four (4) infant incubators out of the targeted one hundred (100) reducing the chase to ninety-six (96).
First Lady Samira Bawumia observed, “the issue of inadequate incubators has been a great issue in the Ghanaian health sector and each passing day, hundreds of premature infants perish. She shared a story on how premature born infants are wrapped in pieces of cloths and placed in a pot over a regulated of fire to provide them with the required level of heat they would need to survive. She further volunteered to purchase an incubator to support the kokrokoo charity project.
The public can contribute to he caused by calling 0507910466, and following the prompts.
Credit: Nana Yaa Asabea