EWC donates educational materials to students in Accra
The Empowerment Worship Centre (EWC) has donated educational materials valued at more than GH¢200,000 to students in Accra.
The items included bags, shoes, books, pencil, pens, erasers, crayons, mathematical sets, and uniforms.
The donation, which was through its charity organisation, Empowerment Care Foundation is expected to benefit more than 12,000 students.
The donation was undertaken in addition to free health screening and medical care for adults and children with about GH¢80,000 worth of medication dispensed.
Dubbed ‘LIFE CHECK 23’, the exercise was aimed at improving the quality of life for the under-privileged in the various communities including Spintex, Dzorwulu, Abelenkpe, Achimota, Nima, Mamobi, Pig Farm, and Sabon Zango.
Global Lead Pastor of EWC, Prophet Gideon Danso said LIFE CHECK 2023 aligned with the church’s mission to create positive change by touching lives and improving the quality of life for the underprivileged.
He noted that the Empowerment Care Foundation had implemented various programmes since its inception in 2014 focusing on healthcare, education and other transformative initiatives.
“We are leading the way and focusing on the church’s primary assignment which is touching lives, making a difference, feeding the poor and giving back to the under-privileged. We want to be a channel of blessing, a bridge of hope, and a connection to touch the lives of people,” he said.
He stated that, through partnerships with medical professionals, LIFE CHECK 23 provided free health check-ups and treatments to those who could not afford proper healthcare in the communities.
According to him, about 128 Hepatitis B vaccinations were administered, 2118 Medical, Dental and Eye cases were resolved including six surgical cases, and 68 units of blood were donated.
Also he stated that, over 1556 people were registered onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
“LIFE CHECK’s annual medical support initiative has enhanced the overall well-being of our community’s underserved population.
It provides a free and accessible medical platform, equipped with highly skilled healthcare professionals who provide essential primary care and preventive services,” Prophet Danso stated.
In addition to the supplies, he said, more than 6,000 Bibles were also distributed adding that “EWC believes that these initiatives have the potential to create a ripple effect, manifesting positive change in our community for generations to come.”
By Claude Nyarko Adams