ARY Foundation hosts wellness fair next month

BY: Kester Aburam Korankye
Abdul Razack Yakubu, Founder of ARY Foundation
Abdul Razack Yakubu, Founder of ARY Foundation

A non-profit organisation, ARY Foundation, will organise a free community health and wellness fair in the Ayawaso Central Municipality and its environs from February 12 to 14 this year, to celebrate the special month of love.

It will be held on the theme, “Heart2Heart Community Health Fair”, and is aimed at fulfilling the Foundations commitments to promoting health and ensuring the general wellbeing of individuals including children and adults.

The fair is expected to serve 1000 people.

Activities for the day will include, breast screening, eye screening, blood sugar testing and dental screening, blood donations and COVID-19 vaccination on site.

There will also be bouncy castles for children and health education and awareness would also be made available for children.

The foundation ARY Foundation is a non-profit organisation seeking to provide a platform, and to champion the implementation of localised strategies in promoting and addressing the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana. ARY also serves as a special purpose vehicle in Ghana to help achieve the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 focusing on Aspiration 1, 4, and 6.

ARY Foundation primary objectives are focused on women, the youth and children, engaging and empowering Ghanaian communities for self-realisation and to help address some of the countries socio-economic challenges such as poverty reduction, education, sanitation related issues, introducing climate actions initiatives, gender parity.

Through enhanced access to health, quality education and jobs, ARY is working to ensure the safety and security for Africa’s children, and providing for early childhood development. ARY foundation seeks to raise the standard of living and quality of life for all.

ARY is keen to also targets eliminating discrimination in all forms against women and girls and ready to promote inclusion in Ghanaian communities as well as works with other stakeholders to strengthen the role of women in Ghana and in Africa at large.

The Founder and Patron of ARY Foundation, Mr Abdul-Razak Yakubu in an interview said the foundation “aspires to ensure a peaceful, developed and stable and serene Africa, whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children”.

He said Ghanaian organisations like the Law firm Ntrakwah & Co, Rehoboth Properties Ltd, Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, and the Sampson Amoateng Foundation are promising partners and sponsors on the initiative.

“They are equally looking for wider support from the UN and other international agencies in Ghana to extend support to the ARY Foundation,” he said.

ARY’s Executive Director, Mr Cedric Dzelu also a Climate change Ambassador who attended the recent COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, said the organisation will work extensively starting from March 2022 to introduce community measures (Climate action clubs in schools, tree planting exercises and education) especially in the urban areas of the country.

Mr Dzelu said where infrastructure development has resulted in the removal of trees that protect humans and the environment, “we remain in great danger to the negative effects of climate change”.

“Green plants take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen during photosynthesis for our continued existence as humanity. When trees are cut down, much of that stored carbon is released into the atmosphere again as CO2,” he added.

So far ARY Foundation is trying to bring well-meaning Ghanaians, individuals, international organizations to partner with to help achieve the organizations mission to addressing SDGs 2030 and the African Unions (AUs) agenda 2063.