Shop n Save Supermarket deworms 1000 children at Madina

March 2, 2017
Source: Thomas-Moore Adingo | thebftonline | Ghana
Shop n Save Supermarket deworms 1000 children at Madina

Shop n Save Supermarket, a leading community-based supermarket company in the country, has organised a mass de-worming exercise for children between age two and 15 in Madina, a suburb of Accra.

The one-day exercise, dubbed "Wormfree Child Project", targeted 1,000 children was the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative and was organised in collaboration with Cradel to Crayon --- a radio programme aired on Sunny FM.

Michael Edward Chambers, Managing Director of Shop n Save Supermarket, said the "Wormfree Child Project" forms part of the company’s drive to positively affect the communities in which it operates in.

“For us at Shop n Save, this exercise is very important because when these children are healthy, they will be able to go to school regularly and this will also enhance their academic performance,” he said during the event.

Other sponsors of the exercise include Verna Natural Mineral Water, Cradle to Crayon Show on Sunny FM, Ernest Chemists, Bolero, Rafimex, Yum-mie Noodles, Comprehensive Mothercare, Rasmed, Ramani and Gold Coast Matcom.

Apart from the deworming exercise, the children were also given malaria treatment, as well as body wears including shoes and clothing and Yumi-mie noddles and drinks.

Margaret Titus-Glover, Human Resource Manager, Shop n Save, said deworming would help improve the health of vulnerable children in the community.

“We want to promote health and well-being of the residents in the communities that Shop N Save operates in. We as a company we are very concerned about the health and life-style of our staff, the customers who buy from us, and the communities we live in.

So the essence of this exercise is to create awareness of the effects and implications of worms. We have over three 3000 medications to give out today,” she said.

Mrs. Titus-Glover expressed her gratitude to all the sponsors and the medical professionals from the University Ghana Hospital, Legon, the 37 Military Hospital and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, who volunteered in the exercise.

Mrs Abigail Kontoh, host of Sunny FM's Cradle to Crayon Show, and Chief Executive Officer of Cradle to Crayon Services, urged expectant mothers to be mindful of their health, adding that it is important for parents to regularly deworm their children.

Shop n Save Supermarket currently operates four community-based supermarkets, located in Adenta, Adjiringanor and Spintex Road --- allin Accra,as well as one located in Takoradi.