Okor Waves, a non-governmental community development oriented group, in the Ada East District in the Greater Accra Region, organised a Christmas party and Health screening for the island community of Aflive in the Ada-East district.
The event was dubbed, “HELP Feed a Child and Health screening campaign”, came off on Saturday 23rd December, 2017.
Aflive is one of the around 32 island communities in the Ada East District. It is a deprived island community which lacks basic amenities such as clinic and electricity.
In the bid to share the joy of Christmas, and usher the New Year with the less privileged in its area, Okor Waves decided to share in the joy and of Aflive. The event targeted the children in the community, and ended up being a community party as adults could not resist the sumptuous meals, drinks and other ‘goodies’ given out to the children.
The group in collaboration with the Korle Bu Chapter of Ghana Methodist Students’ Union (GHAMSU), and support from Tobinco Pharmaceutical Company, also concurrently organised a health screening and drug distribution exercise for the community.
Catherine Dela Dzivenu, a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and a high ranking member of the group, said one major thing the group seeks to do is to promote healthy living, and to stand in unity with the youth of the community and its environs, and to help generate ideas to promote the tourism potential of the islands.
Assembly Member for the area, Daniel Ajakpa, and the elders of the community, were grateful to the team and they used the opportunity to seek assistance from benevolent organisations for the community.
Since its inception in 2015, Okor Waves has been organising community and human centred projects for various communities in the Ada East District.
A leading member of Okor Waves, Gideon Nene Agu, expressed joy at the group’s ability to bring smiles to the faces of the community members. He also called on all well-meaning inhabitants of Ada to support Okor Waves’ project.
In some activities for 2017, on Miss Catherine’s birthday on 10th July, smiles were added to the patients and health workers of the Ada East District Hospital at Faith Korpey, Ada.
Catherine and few group members and her friends, donated some items to the Ada East District Hospital to help care for the numerous patients who visit the hospital. The items donated included toilet roll, liquid soap, floor detergents, mops, brooms and boxes of bottled spring water.
The group also gave hampers to each of the admitted patients of the hospital, starting from the maternity ward through the female and children’s ward, to the male ward.
Receiving the items on behalf of the hospital, the senior medical officer of the hospital, Dr. Narh, was very grateful to Catherine and the group, and asked of God’s blessing for the kind heartedness. He promised the items shall be put to good use to the benefit of all patients.
In the year 2018, Okor Waves is looking forward to stakeholders and industry players, and youths of the Ada Traditional Area to render their support to such worthy course the group is putting in place.