One Life Aid Foundation (OLAF) is earnestly expanding its community support services to communities across the country with the aim of bringing hope to the hopeless, and life to the lifeless so as to build a better Ghana.
In its recent project held at the Asikasu Community in the Effiduase District of the Eastern Region, the Foundation together with RAKOD Widows Foundation held a Health Screening session for residents. Children, women as well as men were screened for Hepatitis B, Malaria and other ailments.
Staff from the two Foundations including healthcare providers; nurses and Doctors led the screening session where beneficiaries were advised to effectively observe personal hygiene and community cleanliness so as to keep body and soul fit.
Doctors who examined beneficiaries gave talks on various diseases that community residents seem to be suffering from whilst drugs were administered to them for free.
According to the healthcare providers cholera has become one of the dangerous sicknesses and that in communities such as Asikasu, where residents largely depends on running water, there is the need for them to constantly boil their water before use and keep their water safe at all times.
Speaking to the Founder of One Life Aid Foundation (OLAF), Joycelyn Siaw-Asamoah in an interview, she indicated that, the Health screening exercise is one aspect of the Foundation’s programs and that the Foundation had held similar screening at Osabene in the Eastern Region on September 25, 2016.
She said, the Foundation will continue in the spirit of helping the poor because according to her, the Foundation has impacted positively in the lives of the needy and underprivileged in society.
“Everywhere we go, we discovered at the end of the day that we have impacted positively on the lives of the people we meet. What we have done here is no exception so we will continue to do so and we hope at the end, the vision and mission of OLAF will be achieved. As you can see, lots of these people do not have the means to attend hospital even when they are sick; that is where we come in.” she said.
On his part, Randy Danquah, Founder of RAKOD Widows Foundation commended OLAF and its volunteers for embarking on such project and indicated that his Foundation will at all times, support OLAF on its projects since the two Foundations have a common goal.
The Koforidua-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), OLAF which is in its one year of bringing smiles to the faces of people, has also committed to helping the underprivileged children in society in the area of education.
Source: Prosper Agbenyega