BWI provides free medical services to community
Tagged: ‘Medical and food outreach, health and nutritional talk’, the programme featured free medical checkup and treatment, dispensing of drugs, donation of reading glasses, distribution of clothes and food items, the release of start-up grants, among others.
In a chat with The Guardian, BWI founder, Chichi Ononiwu, disclosed that the initiative was divinely inspired, adding that “our mission is to advance the quality of life of rural and suburban communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through the improvement of health, the support of education, the enhancement of social responsibility and poverty alleviation.
“We also have a vision to promote decent quality of life in African communities at the grassroots level via the drive for communal responsibility and care about the plight of our neighbours, thereby preserving the sanity of the human society. We give as a means to revive hope in the lives of the people.”
Ononiwu disclosed that Beulah World Initiative started in 2006 with the vision to restore hope to community for the well-being of humanity, arguing that, “lack, poverty and hopelessness, worsen the security situation in the nations of Africa and we are fast losing our humanity hence, the organisation is a harbinger of hope and possibilities for needy communities, especially women, children and youths.
“We are passionate about alleviating the pains of governments’ developmental policy implementation gaps by encouraging people to take responsibility for their well-being and personal development as well as that of their immediate environment,” she said.
She said people engage themselves in strenuous activities to survive the current economic crisis in the country, with little or no budget for their health check.
According to her: “Most Nigerians are struggling to feed, especially at the rural level, they manage their health and engage in strenuous activities to survive the incessant cases of lack and poverty and they can hardly release resources for medical check because the fund is not even enough for them to feed with, hence, the strong reason for an initiative like this in this economic recession to help rural dwellers stay fit with their hope strengthened.”
Speaking further, she noted that giving solves a lot of problems. “It restores hope to the downtrodden; opening avenues of possibilities in their hearts and minds. It shields the society from the risks of idleness mixed with poverty and hunger. It reduces crime, spread of diseases, malnutrition and checks poverty.”
Continuing, she added that giving encourages selflessness, social responsibility, leading to national development and personal development amongst Nigerians and Africans and birth hope givers. This is what our organisation is hinged on, restoring the hope of the common man,” she added.
Ononiwu urged government to take responsibility for leadership position and also called for the establishment of a mechanism to effectively monitor and supervise policies and projects, especially those at the grassroots level.
In his speech, a Medical Volunteer Team, Dr. Joshua Oluwasuyi, said the gesture would go a long way to assist grassroots communities.
“The free medical services are worthwhile, desirable and a call to duty to help humanity. It has been very impactful. Beulah World Initiative has been doing this for some years now; offering free medical services to the people in various communities without considering ethnicity and religious background,” he said.
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