MENROI BRINGS SUCCOUR TO VULNERABLE PERSONS IN MEDICAL OUTREACH TO JATO-AKA.Kohol Shadrach Iornem
Over 150 women, children and men in the historic Benue town of Jato-Aka in Kwande Local Government Area found reasons to smile as Menroi Rural Priority Foundation on Monday dispensed free drugs and insecticide-treated mosquito nets to curb the menace of malaria and other ailments plaguing them.
Beneficiaries of the outreach cut across various age groups ranging from months-old infants like 6-months-old Terseer, to Octogenarians like 80-year-old Mama Maria Iornungwa, to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and vulnerable children like the teary-eyed kids, Aondonenge Atume aged 10 and his sister Msuurshima Atume 3, whose parents were both said to be missing under mysterious circumstances.
In all, beneficiaries like 62-year-old Iorwese Jabu and Mama Naomi Iorchor, who suffers sight impairment, expressed gratitude to Menroi and Zumunta Association USA, sponsor of the outreach, noting that the benefactors’ kind gesture would greatly impact their lives.
Earlier during a courtesy call on the Mayor of Jato Aka town, Chief Hilary Chia, Menroi’s Director of Programmes, Sophia Kwaghzan explained that the free medical outreach was aimed at intervening in a key area of the people’s lives.
Ms Kwaghzan called on well-meaning individuals to support the humanitarian work of the Foundation to enable it reach out and touch more lives.
Menroi, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has been intervening in the lives of vulnerable communities in Benue State since 2018 and, at its formal launch last year, MENROI’s President, Prof. Kohol Shadrach Iornem asserted that the organisation remained committed to its vision of supporting vulnerable persons and rural communities to improve the quality of their lives.
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