BARRETT TOWN SCHOOL, JAMAICA VISITATION
Second Mission Summary:
Eunice Akosa was a lady that always tried to help the less fortunate, and in her memory, her children created the Eunice Akosa Foundation- a non-for-profit organization whose goals and mission are to emulate the virtues of Eunice Akosa. This year, majority of the Akosa family from all over the world arrived Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria to continue the works of the late Mrs. Eunice Akosa in helping and serving the underserved. The foundation provided free medical biometric screenings, school supplies for two local primary school, and also visited a local leprosy home.
This year’s event was the second mission trip and was a lot more successful than the first. Over 300 individuals received medical attentions including free medication, dental supplies, screening and counselling by medical practitioners on how to improve their health, sustain their good health and/or prevent poor health. The goal of the mission trip was to serve the underserved as well as provide free primary health care. This was done via a thorough biometric screening that included free body weight and height measurements to assess risk of overweight and obesity; blood pressure measurement to assess risk of hypertension; blood sugar level check to assess risk of diabetes mellitus; lastly, screening of proteins in the urine to assess risk of kidney malfunction. After undergoing these various screening, participants were counselled by medical doctors who looked at the bigger picture based on the assessment results and provided medical recommendations and/or referrals on ways to improve their health.
The two local primary schools that benefitted from this 2nd mission were; Nwafor Central Primary School Uruagu, Nnewi, and Okwuani Central Primary School Nnewichi, Nnewi. The students were provided with some essential school supplies such as school bags, writing materials, water bottles, shirts etc... The leprosy centre known as “Father Damian’s Memorial Leprosy and TB Center, Amichi” was visited and a donation of money was provided to the residents for sustenance of their families as they are still shunned by the society.
To continue the works of Mrs. Eunice Akosa in serving the less privileged and providing basic necessities of life to promote health.
To emulate the works of Mrs. Eunice Akosa in serving the underserved via primary care prevention, empowering rural school children, and helping the sick.
Eunice Akosa Foundation, Inc.
Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Eunice AkosaFoundation, Inc