A Broadcast Journalist with Citi TV and Citi FM in charge of the Eastern Region Neil Nii Amatey Kanarku through his foundation, the DopeMC Foundation has once again extended help to some persons with disability in the New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region.
3 siblings who are albino’s and have had long standing issues with their sight have finally been provided with medicated glasses to help them move free and read in class.
The 3 siblings who lost their father 3 years ago according to their teachers struggle to even see when they are very close to the board in class a situation which causes delay of the entire class as the teachers have to take extra minutes to allow them copy from the board inviting them to walk forward and stand a yard away from the board.
The kindhearted Broadcast Journalist who through his DopeMC foundation since covid Era has been putting smiles on faces of the vulnerable especially persons with disabilities in the region willingly jumped to the aid of the 3 siblings after their struggles were made known to him by officials of the Social Welfare and Community Development department of New Juaben South Municipal Assembly.
The Executive Director of DopeMC Foundation personally took the siblings to a private hospital to see an eye specialist who screened them, administered medication and a week later procured medicated glasses for all 3 to help with their vision and also correct their sight.
The Executive Director of DopeMC Foundation Neil Nii Amatey Kanarku who spoke to Bryt fm shortly after treating the siblings to a sumptuous lunch at KFC called on the general public and corporate Ghana to help solve basic needs in our communities.
” I got to know about their condition when the Head of the Social Welfare and Community Development at the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly approached me that she has heard that I have the interest of persons with disability at heart and supporting them some time now, so I decided to go to their school with them to see the kids myself. I spoke to the children and also interacted with their teachers and then the headmaster of the school to understand exactly how my foundation can assist them”.
” I then contacted the medical officer in charge of the Healing for Africa Missions Clinic to book a slot for them for screening, I later picked them up the next day to the clinic where they were screened and instantly had some medication administered to them. Management of the hospital then gave me an invoice and to my surprise it didn’t include the consultation and documentation but cost of the lenses for them so I went to seek support from friends and family members who have been supporting projects of the foundation for years now and we settled the bills and now the kids have medicated glasses to help them see whatever their teachers will write on the board from a distance “.
He added, “I would personally want to extend appreciation to management of Healing for Africa Missions Clinic for their support and timely processes in helping us get the medicated glasses, secondly I want to thank my brother Patrick Nester Eshun, Priscilla Akrobeto, Ella Quist, Samuel Gyapong Payo, Okley Quist Mango and Emefa Jubabita for their contributions. I believe we can all come together and help put smiles on the faces of persons with disability in our communities.”
” We should all be concerned about the little 8ssues in our communities and I’m pleading with corporate Ghana to try and adopt these vulnerable and provide them with some regular assistance in their own small ways. ”
The DopeMC Foundation since COVID-19 during the lockdown provided over 250 persons with disabilities in both New Juaben North and South Municipalities with food items, provided financial support for the establishment of the New Juaben North Persons With Disability Association.
The foundation also have provided financial and educational support to a young blind brilliant but needy student to finish his senior high school education at the Okuapeman Senior High School and earlier this year the foundation fixed a prosthetic leg for an 11 year old who was amputated after suffering a gory accident at Tafo in the Abuakwa North Municipality of the Eastern Region.