Accra-based NGO, Pomi Charity Foundation, recently responded to the Islamic duty of supporting the needy by organising merry activities to celebrate the festival of Eid ul-Adha at Sabon Zongo.
Activities used to mark the celebration of the Islamic festival of sacrifice included free health screening, which saw participants screened for diseases such as glaucoma. Paramedics also offered health education on the causes, symptoms and treatment of glaucoma.
Founder of Pomi Charity Foundation, Hajia Fauzia Ahmed, schooled the joyous participants on prevention of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases through protected sex.
She called on parents to direct their resources towards the education of their children and she also used the occasion to appeal to the public to contribute towards a clean environment.
"Our organisation is working hard to put smiles on the faces of the needy in our society during occasions such as this and I take this opportunity to appeal to state agencies and other ngos to partner with us to organise more of such events,’’ she said.
Hajia Fauzia reasoned that the well-to-do in this country cannot ignore the humanitarian imperative of supporting the disadvantaged segment of society.
Founded in Accra about two years ago Pomi Charity Foundation has remained instrumental in providing food, clothing, healthcare and other forms of assistance to the needy.