TOR Foundation screens inmates of New Life Nungua Children’s Home

TOR Foundation screens inmates of New Life Nungua Children’s Home

A child (right) being screened by a healthcare professional

 The Touch of Royalty Foundation (TOR), a nonprofit organisation over the weekend organised a health screening for the inmates of the New Life Nungua Children’s Home.

In all, over 180 children and staff on the Home were screened for free.

The exercise was carried out by a team of medical volunteers from TOR to commemorate the birthday celebration of the Founder of the foundation, Dr Lady Eunice Andoh Williams.

The children were screened for malaria, vision, blood pressure, cho­lesterol, hepatitis B, weight among others.

In an interview with the media, Dr Williams said the exercise was a form of reaching out to the Home to help improve their lives.

She stated that, it has always been her dream to help the less privileged and needy in society, which was the reason she chose to celebrate her day with the orphans.

“I decided to do something which every less privileged child would benefit from. I want them to have that sense of belonging and feel loved. Being a medical doctor, I know the best way I can do this is to use my profession to bless others,” she noted.

The Founder of the New Life Nun­gua Children’s Home, Dr Nii Afotey Botwe II expressed gratitude to the TOR foundation for the kind gesture, adding that it would go a long way to help the home.

He noted that supports to the Home had mostly come in the form of food and other items donation but was the health needs of the children and staff ware equally important.

“We hope others would develop the interest to also come and offer similar offer to screen the children for disease; it is not a bad idea. It is my hope that this can happen in every three or six months to help us know their status,” he said.

A Retired Minister of the Church of Pentecost, Reverend Peter Godson Andoh, the Father of Dr Williams urged parents to be supportive of their children in anything they do to impact society positively.

The foundation also donated some food items to support the feeding of the children and 70 bags of cement to support the renovation of the orphanage.

 By Cecilia Lagba Yada

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