Ghana’s love for philanthropy is embedded in the core conscience of its populace and the entertainment industry and its stakeholders have never been left out.GRAFT Foundation this year will be providing Free Surgeries to needy people in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions of Ghana.
As part of efforts to help spread the gospel of GRAFT Foundation, a new ambassador has been signed on to the GRAFT Foundation.
Peter Ritchie, an astute actor who has featured in throngs of movie such as “My brother’s wife, Babani, Beautiful Ruins, Trinity, Smoking gun and series – Idiot and I, Tenant on DStv, Peep, Bitter Chocolate” has recently signed to be an ambassador to the GRAFT – Ghana Reconstruction of Anomaly and Trauma Fund.
GRAFT Foundation is a Ghanaian based non- governmental, non-profit making organization which seeks to bring hope to the poor and medically hopeless in Ghana and West Africa by providing free reconstructive plastic surgery to bring smiles back on their faces and reinstates them into the society. Over 700 lives have been changed through the Hope Projects and ECOWAS Compassion Outreaches organized by GRAFT Foundation.
The Hope Projects organized by the foundation in collaboration with Ghana Health Service and Ministry of Health, has been held at the Tamale Teaching Hospital for people living in the three regions of the Northern parts of Ghana, Effia Nkawnta Regional Hospital for people in the Western and Central Regions, Ho Regional Hospital for people living in the Volta and Eastern Regions, Wenchi Methodist Hospital for people living in the Brong Ahafo Region and St. Patrick Hospital; Offinso for people living in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The ECOWAS Compassion Outreach by the GRAFT foundation has changed the lives of poor people with deformities in La Cote D’ Ivoire and hope to extend her services to other West African Countries.
Through the good works of the foundation, the chairman, and founder, Dr. Kwame Abrokwaa-Yankyera was awarded the 2013 MTN Hero of Change and has received many other awards and recognitions notable among them is “AGYA PA” on TV AFRICA.
Activities of the foundation includes supporting
- The medical needs of victims of trauma from disasters,
- Burns and road accidents,
- Treatment of children born with birth defects correctable by plastic surgery,
- Reconstruction for breast cancer patients and offer surgical reconstruction to people who can’t afford the services of a plastic surgeon.
- Research, health education, and awareness creation.
Anomalies that are corrected by the foundation includes cleft lip & palate, genital filariasis, post-burn contractures, keloids, syndactyly, tumors, mammary hyperplasia, neurofibromatosis and other swellings for free.
The team composition of the Foundation is 30 medical and non-medical members and volunteers. Departments in the foundation include Surgical, Anaesthesia, Nursing, Administration and Media. GRAFT foundation has in place a student Program which teaches students the values of volunteerism.
GRAFT Foundation has Ambassadors who support the foundation through various means. Ambassadors of the foundation are Bishop Charles AgyinAsare of Perez Chapel International, Kafui Dey and Dr. Joyce Aryee.