Leaving April of 2020.
The Medical Outreach project in Ghana is a special one week project that offers volunteers a chance to contribute to the health and well-being of Ghanaian people living in rural areas, with little access to adequate healthcare or medical facilities.
Once you leave the major cities in Ghana, the standard of healthcare drops significantly and there is a real shortage of people available to work and provide basic healthcare services. As a volunteer on the Medical Outreach project, you can expect your tasks for the week to focus on wound care, hygiene education, sexual health education, infection education and prevention and malaria testing. If you are trained in a particular medical specialty, such as dentistry, it may be possible for you to do a specialized outreach.
I am beyond excited to venture out and pursue this calling and cause. However, I cannot do it alone. Mandy and Ava have been so supportive and encouraging in this and support they continue to provide is critical to the success of my mission.I am sending this letter out in hopes of continues support by my closest friends and family. Specifically, financial support. Below is a break down of my costs rounded to the nearest dollar so you know specifically where your monetary donation is being utilized:
- Program Fees (accommodation, three meals a day, malaria testing kits, malaria medication, and transport-$490
- Traven to Ghana- $1300
- Various Travel Expenses (food, transfer back to airport, spending money) -$150
I understand financial support may not be an option at this time. I would never ask anyone to give towards a cause when they have to take care of the “four walls” back at home. I can understand and appreciate the feelings of wanting to give but at the same time needing to stick within a budget. I want to say your thought, tips, support for Mandy and Ava, prayers and encouragement means just as much, if not more, than a monetary donation.
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