24 February 2014

Ghana: Three Foreign Organisations Donate to Baptist Varsity

Kumasi — THE GHANA International Health Foundation in Canada, with financial contribution and partnership with Rotary Club of Montreal and in close cooperation and collaboration with Santé International in Quebec, Canada, has donated items to the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) to enhance learning in the school. The donation was spearheaded by Ghana International Health Foundation in Canada through the North America Baptist Association of the Ghana Baptist Convention. The items from America, Canada and Germany were meant for the GBUC, under construction poly clinic and charity. Among the items are two brand new incubators, two drums of assorted medicines, 15 mattresses and walkers, 20 wheel chairs, five surgery tables, eight filling cabinets and various medical supplies and equipment, which are to facilitate studies at the Nursing training school and a Polyclinic which is under construction. The Director of Christian Education and Church development of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Rev. I. K. Asante-Agyei, who presented the items on behalf of the donors said GBUC sent out an SOS when they planned to set up the school of nursing and a polyclinic at Abuakwa for which the North American Baptist Association decided to send word round for donations and consequently got into collaboration with Santé International, Rotary club of Montreal and the Ghana International Health foundation. He stated that the $77,726 Canadian Dollars donation aims to help the GBUC meet the immediate construction of the nursing school and also enhance the learning experiences of the nurses in the school and also enhance the demand of the nursing training school.

Rev. I.K Asante-Agyei disclosed that the Canadian international health foundation has donated assorted shoes, garments, medicated eye glasses, which are to be distributed to charity on a strict categories of people.

He said Centrifuge and microscope bedding were designated to be given to the La Hospital in Accra. The Director of Christian Education and Church development of the Ghana Baptist Convention expressed profound gratitude to the Ministry of health and finance who aided the goods to be cleared from the port free of charge. Receiving the items, the President of the Ghana Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr. Kojo Osei-Wusuh thanked God and the donors for the items, assuring them that the items would be put into good use for a longer lifespan.

The gesture will go a long way to facilitate learning and healthcare delivery in the nursing school and the Polyclinic. "We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to make this SOS a reality. God bless you all", he stated.

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