By: Ewoenam Kpodo|Voltaonlinegh.com|
Engage now Africa, a non-governmental Organization (NGO) based in the country has organised free health screening for the general public on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Ho-Bankoe EP Primary School in the Volta Region.
The exercise which saw men and women, young and old screen for various diseases including eye, blood pressure, breast cancer, was part of activities by the NGO to mark this year’s International Literacy Day which falls on Saturday, September 8.
Engage now Africa has as its main objective to eradicate poverty through adult education. It started operation in the country since 2012 with its presence in the Volta Region dating back to 2016, taking about four thousand people through adult education to be able to manage their own businesses in the region.
Literacy Manager for Engage now Africa, Jeff Nyarko in an interview with voltaonlinegh.com said though the exercise attracted members of the general public, it was organised with the intention to screen for eyes problems of their learners as a first step to addressing their reading challenges.
He disclosed that reading glasses were being provided to participants for free and those with further issues were prepared for hospital for treatment.
He called on other organisations to come out and organise such exercises regularly to help people especially the vulnerable know their status as well health education for preventive purposes.
Volta Regional Director for Engage now Africa, Mr. Francis Wamah mentioned that the NGO will mark International Literacy Day 2018 in Ho.
He revealed that provisions have been made to convey about 1,000 of their learners who had gone through adult education and skills training to be present at the event to inspire others.