A Non-Governmental Organisation in health, Healthway Foundation as part of its humanitarian services has donated items worth over 10,000 cedis to inmates of the Wa Central Prison and to Bahass Foundatation to take care of the mentally challenged in the society. The items donated included mattresses, detergents, buckets, blankets and clothes.
Donating the items, Founder and CEO of Healthway Foundation, Madam Reyaana Bin Salih said it is a responsibility of all to take care of the vulnerable in the society, and that her Foundation is not left out. She said it is important to help the government in ensuring that the underprivileged are catered for.
At the Wa Central Prison, Mrs Bin Salih noted that the donation was in fulfilment of a pledge she made during an earlier visit where items including television set, soap and detergents were donated. She called on management of the Prison to put the items to judicious use and further pledged the continuous support of Healthway Foundation to the prison.
Madam Reyana also took the opportunity to advise the inmates to take their transformation serious so that they do not return once they leave the cells. “Make the best out of the trades learned when you are out of here since that will help keep you away from returning upon completing your jail terms.” She admonished, adding that “everyone can find themselves in prison, but it is not a home to live”.
The Wa Central Prison received items including 20 mattresses, 15 buckets, 20 pieces of blankets, boxes of bathing soap and washing detergents and a quantity of clothes.
DSP Vorsah Worlali of the Wa Central Prison on behalf of management, staff and the inmates thanked Madam Reyaana and Healthway Foundation profoundly and assured them of the optimal use of the donated items. He said the donation was timely especially after the covid-19 pandemic was having a toll on them as well. DSP Worlali said “like Oliver Twist, we are still asking for more”, and prayed for Allah’s blessings and guidance upon the philanthropic Reyaana so that she can continue to share with the underprivileged in society.
The deputy commander also called on Mrs Bin Salih and other well-to-do Ghanaians to come to the aid of the Wa Central Prison by helping them to stock the infirmary of the Prison.
At Bahass Foundation where clothes, buckets, blankets, soaps and detergents were received on behalf of the mentally challenged persons in the society, CEO of Bahass Foundation, Mr. Ilyasu Yussif expressed gratitude to Healthway Foundation for always thinking about them. He posited that, the items couldn’t have come at any better time than now as the Bahass Foundation is resource constraint to carry out their activities. He said the donation will help them greatly as they now visit homes to take care of the mentally ill persons due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Healthway Foundation is a non-profit making organisation founded in 2019 and located in the Upper West region. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting and providing healthcare and other social services to deprived and vulnerable individuals and communities in the Upper West region. Healthway Foundation as part of its mission is to inspire breakthrough in the way the health system treats the vulnerable and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.