Claribel-Esther Foundation, a registered Non-Governmental Organization in the Hohoe Municipality, has taken delivery of a 40-footer container full of medical supplies and equipment from the USA.
The items totaling 859 pieces of medical supplies and 236 medical equipment were donated by Gateway Medical Alliance International, GMA, a Non-Profit Organization whose goal is, through strategic partnerships, to serve as a catalyst in improving the lives of the poor and disadvantaged by sharing healthcare resources worldwide.
Claribel-Esther Foundation receives medical supplies from GMA-USA
Over the years, GMA has channeled medical relief items to various developing countries. Claribel-Esther Foundation is the recipient of GHANA CONTAINER #135.
The container was cleared from Tema Port with the support of MP for Hohoe Constituency John Peter Amewu, and Partners who contributed money to pay the customs duty and demurrage charges.
Mr. Amewu who doubles as MP for Hohoe constituency and Minister for Railways Development is also the Chief Executive Officer of Claribel-Esther Foundation.
After offloading the items, the Administrator of the Foundation, Nicholas Harry Agbeli, explained that the human resources would be donated to hospitals, clinics and health centres within the Hohoe Municipality and its environs.
He said a stakeholders’ meeting will first be convened for the Board of Directors of the Foundation, representatives of the Municipal Health Directorate, and the Municipal Assembly to discuss the plan for the distribution of the medical supplies and equipment, based on the Needs Assessment Report to be submitted by a team of health experts.
Apart from the health projects, the Foundation he said, is into education and vocational training of the youth.
Thus, earlier in the year, the Scholars Programme of Claribel-Esther Foundation (CEF) in collaboration with AFEX Hub, a College Admissions Consultancy, drew high achieving students from Hohoe Constituency with a goal of assisting their development into ethical leaders who will influence change and development in the constituency.
The programme was structured as a residential boot camp where selected scholars received extensive college preparation lessons, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) tuition and leadership training.
At the end of the programme, 9 out of 11 students who represent the first cohort of the CEF Scholars wrote the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) after which scholarships and admissions were secured for them to pursue various courses at prestigious Universities in the US.
Story by: Kwaku Stephen