As part of efforts to provide quality medical care delivery, Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana has presented medical items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Paediatric Ward of the Cape-Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH).
The gesture forms part of activities to mark this year’s World Children’s Day. The World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
The health-related items donated include pulse oxymetres, infrared and digital thermometres, suction machines and bedsheets.
Speaking at a colourful event to climax the day, Head of the Vodafone Foundation, Reverend Amaris Nana Perbi, said his outfit remains committed to using technology to deliver high impact projects such as these to address key developmental problems especially in the areas of health and education.
“In line with our “Birthday Stars” initiative, the kids were engaged through Excitherapy (Excitement Therapy), Digifun (Digital Fun) & Games. Today’s event compliments Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s aim of making the world a better place as this occasion contributes to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he said.
November birthday stars; the Veteran Gospel Musician, Madam Helena Rhabbles and Hitz FM Presenter, Dr Pounds who graced the occasion entertained the kids with spirit-filled songs, games and gags.
Receiving the items, a nurse at the Paediatric Ward of the Cape-Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH), Araba Favour thanked Vodafone Ghana Foundation for the kind gesture.
“A special appreciation to Vodafone Ghana Foundation for the donation and for choosing Cape-Coast Teaching Hospital, Peadiatric medical ward. We are very grateful. Also, we want to show our profound gratitude to Mama Helena Rhabbles and Dr. Pounds for putting smiles on the faces of the children and also bringing out their creative sides. On behalf of all the medical staff on duty, we say thank you,” she said.
The Birthday Stars initiative was launched in 2020 by the Vodafone Ghana Foundation with the aim of getting staff involved in at least one CSR activity of the Foundation by the end of each year. As a result of this, Vodafone Ghana Foundation has seen an increased number of employees volunteering to support developmental projects that address specific needs of Ghanaians.