More than two hundred children in Madina, a suburb of Accra have received free health screening and education under Aquafresh Limited’s KalyppoKares4Kids (KK4Kids) project.
The children, aged between six and fourteen were treated to fun games and competitive activities during the program.
The event forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility in bringing much needed healthcare services to families in under-served communities.
Children from the community as well as those from surrounding areas including Legon were hosted at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Basic School (PRESEC Basic) where they were also treated to some fun activities on Saturday.
According to Project Officer, Mr. Chris Nana Ampadu, the company deemed it necessary to ensure that children, who make up majority of their customer-base, are in good health and possess mental strength.
“We are giving back to the children who have been with us by giving them free health screening that they wouldn’t be able to afford on their own,” he said.
“As a brand [Kalyppo], we are doing our best to reach the children to let them know that apart from providing them with the natural healthy juice, we are interested in their total wellbeing,” Mr. Ampadu added.
Among the healthcare services offered to the children were checks for blood sugar level, oral and personal hygiene tests, menstrual health and body weight check.
An estimated number of 1,000 children are expected to benefit from the program which will be held separately at Kwabenya and Jamestown on 22nd and 29th August respectively and in Tema on 5th September.
By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews