Health News Mon, 18 Feb 2019
Ivolu International has successfully registered 500 juveniles in the Ga Mashie as part of their pilot project. The exercise came with a health screening which benefited children and some young adults.“It was a successful programme and we were able to register many children just as we promised. We thank the Ga Manste (King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II), the entire Ga Mashie community for helping us execute this successfully; they were very responsive. And we pray The Lord helps us to do more.
The numbers were quite huge so some couldn’t finish the registration process but have been given forms to get themselves fully registered under the National Health Insurance Scheme at the nearest health post with all expenses catered for by us. We spent the whole day here and after the exercise we fed them as well as serenade them to some good music”, Gaska, one of the Team folks of Ivolu intimated.
The health screening was done for malaria and check for hypertension; the team also did a mass deworming exercise for the children. The team also had 3 doctors, 4 nurses and 1 pharmacist who were volunteers that supported the exercise.
The Ivolu Team visited the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, earlier in December 2018 to announce the project which was well received and well patronized on January 26, 2019.
IVOLU is a voluntary organization founded in 2016. The Formation of the NGO was inspired by works done by its founders with various non-profit and philanthropic organizations over the years. iVolu’s objective is to create the spirit of volunteerism across all walks of life without barriers that is race, gender, age, geographical location etc… As part of its objectives, they aim at providing charitable services to our communities and beyond, providing help/shelter/facilities to underprivileged individuals and communities, providing mentorship and guidance to individuals, contributing towards the development and maintenance of underprivileged communities and many more.
Currently, Jamestown (Ga Mashie) serves as a tourist attraction and a venue for the annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival that brings together people from not just all over the country but all over the world. But in recent times, Jamestown has become one of the very poorest suburbs within Ghana’s capital city, Accra.
Source: Elorm Beenie