Four students pursuing Development Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have donated various items to the Sheikina Clinic in Tamale.
The items include three bags of maize, four bags of rice, two bags of omo, three gallons of cooking oil, five boxes of sachet tomatoes, gallons of disinfectants and a bag of toilet roll.
The Sheikina Clinic provides philanthropic services to promote human welfare and the well-being of the poor and destitute in and around the Tamale Metropolitan area.
The four-member group dubbed: “Impact Makers," is led by Adam Baachari Latifa and the others are: Saani Samadu, Musah Damba and Mohammed Shirazdeen.
They said the Shekinah Clinic is one of the important clinics which provides essential and free healthcare services to the poorest in the society.
The donation forms part of the student’s course studies in “Social Enterprise and Philanthropy,” aimed at identifying sustainable development related issues and finding possible solutions to them.
Ms Latifa said as a group with a limited time on their side, as they return to their studies, took up the challenge on the issue of feeding some patients of the hospital by organizing some foodstuffs and detergents to help address part of their problems.
The Group Leader said members shared the cost of the items among themselves adding that “we would mobilize some funds from possible donors to the project to help solve the food shortages experienced by the Clinic”.
Dr William Turner, a Volunteer Medical Consultant of the Clinic, the Chief Imam and Assemblyman of the area, received the items on behalf of the management and briefed the group on the clinic’s on-going health care and feeding activities.
He thanked the group for the gesture and appeal to benevolent organizations and individuals to support the clinic.
Dr Turner also appealed to government to post a permanent medical consultant to the clinic.