Over the weekend, the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon paid a visit to St Anna’s Orphanage at Winneba, in the Central Region. The Club donated items worth GHC10,000 including food, clothes, books authored by Akua Agyekumwaa, toiletries and products for healthcare, to support the upkeep of the children in the Home. With support from volunteer students from the Ghana Medical School, the Club also carried out a health screening exercise and screened the kids for sugar, blood pressure (BP), Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and sight. Tests were also carried out for malaria and worm infection.
Following from the screening, the Club pledged to take care of identified health issues that needed further attention including two cases of glaucoma. The Club will make follow-ups to ensure that treatment is given to the children as soon as possible.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Club, Charter President of the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon, Dr Ezekiel Nortey said “In the spirit of Rotary, which embodies service, we are here to commend you for the wonderful work that you and your team are doing, taking care of these children. These items from members of our Club with support from the Kaysens Group and other donors, hopefully will support you to carry on with the good work and bring you some relief and attract many more of such gestures in the future, not only from us but from many other benefactors.
Mrs Emelia Nduom, Founder and Owner of the Home, received the items and thanked the Club. She assured them of the difference that the gesture will make in their lives and asked for God’s blessings for the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon and all support donors.
The Club members also spent the day to network and feast the children.
The donation exercise was also supported by Approachers Series Ghana Limited, Shesha Enterprise, Rabito Clinic, and Delta Paper Mill.
Commenting on the day, Rotarian President of the Club, John Kuuire said “It’s been a wonderful time and we are happy to know that we are making a difference in the lives of other people, no matter how small. This is one thing that Rotary encourages – Service above self. It’s a truly fulfilling experience and we invite anyone who is willing to serve and contribute to making the world a better place to join us.”
Chartered in 2015, the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon is under District 9102 of Rotary International. The club currently holds weekly meetings on Wednesdays, 7pm, at the Tulip Inn Hotel in Accra.