Liams Foundation on Friday 6th April, 2018 organized a Health Outreach for the Dade-Agbo Community inside Tema-Newtown. This successful exercise was done in collaboration with officials of the Tema-Newtown National Health Insurance Authority and officials of the Dade-Agbo Unit Committee. The program begun by the NHIA officials educating the community members on all issues relating to the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Liams Foundation in turn showed a documentary on Teenage Pregnancy and Unsafe Abortion. After the documentary, the floor was opened for Questions, Answers, and Contributions. During the Q&A session, the following points were raised as part of the problems leading to this unpleasant phenomenon.
- Parents do not supervise their wards’ sleeping time.
- Blame game played by divorced parents.
- Governments’ lack of willingness to regulate and manage adolescents conduct within the communities.
The CEO of ‘Save a Bottle for a Child’ Foundation, Madam Abigail reiterated the need for parents to cater for their wards properly. Some of the effects of improper parental care outlined by means of this education are as follows;
- Deviant children growing into adulthood
Some suggested solutions are as follows;
- Community leaders are urged to bring back the good old community watch-dog over kids.
- The use of mobile phones by children and adolescents between the ages of 5years and 19years should be regulated properly.
Following are some dignitaries who graced the occasion;
Queen Horlali Williams (Rev.) – CEO – Liams Foundation International, Madam Abigail – CEO – Save a Bottle for a Child Foundation, Officials of National Health Insurance Authority, Officials of the Dade-Agbo Unit Committee and the Community Members of Dade-Agbo.
The Liams Media Team was present to cover this successful event.