Strong Ties Organisation Marks First Anniversary With Free Medical Outreach

Kunle Adelabu

-Cares for 150 retirees, others

150 retired teachers and other residents of Kosofe in Kosofe Local Government, were provided with free medical services on Thursday, by a Non – Governmental body, Strong Ties Charity Organisation which main focus is helping the less privileges, special people and others in needs.

The outreach, which was held within the premises of Ojota Nursey & Primary Schools, Ojota, was staged to mark the first anniversary of Strong Ties Charity Organisation, and also unfold what to expect from the body in the coming months.

Beneficiaries, most of whom are senior citizens, were seen moving from one section of the medical programme to the other. The occasion also provided the opportunity of reunion for many others who have seen one another for a long time as they exchange pleasantries while going about the exercise.

The charity organization provided Health, Counseling, Free Eyes Screening/Free Eyes Glasses, Malaria/Typhoid Screening, Blood Pressure Check, Weight Check, General Body Check and Free Drugs.

Drug section at the outreach programme

Also, palliatives in form of food items were also distributed to beneficiaries.

Rotarian Olushola George Aderemi Onileoye, Founde/Chief Executive Officer, Strong Ties Organisation, while speaking with THE IMPACT, expressed satisfaction over the turnout and impacts of the exercise on the residents, adding that his organization will offer all within its means to continue to impact and make positive changes in the lives of those in need.

“It is all about giving back to humanity and helping the less privileged and those in need of help. We do all that we could within our capacity to assist”, he said.

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“We have a lot of programmes and interventions for people. This organization has been around for about one year, and we are celebrating our first anniversary with this free medical outreach and distribution of palliatives to retirees and teachers at the Ojota Nursery & Primary Schools, Ojota, Lagos.

“We are attending to 150 people and offering them free screenings ranging from BP, Malaria, Hepatitis and eye test among others. We are also giving out free glasses, drugs and eye drops, BP monitor”, he added

Medical personnel attending retirees

He assured that the outreach will not be a one – off exercise, while he also stated that Strong Ties also runs a registered Cooperative Society to assist its members and further impact on the society.

“Also, we are sharing palliatives to the people, which consist of rice, milo, milk, maggi, salt, sugar and others”, he said.

“Yes, it is going to be a continuous exercise. This is just to observe our first year anniversary. It is a continuous exercise. As a matter of fact, apart from this NGO, we also have Cooperative Society that is licensed by the Lagos State Government. It started about seven months ago, and we have been doing really well with it.

“It is open to everybody, and you must have joined for six months before you can get a loan. We are taking care of our own”, Mr Onileoye said.

Some of the beneficiaries that spoke with THE IMPACT, commended the initiatives.

Mrs. Abimbola Awosiyan, a retired Principal, expressed her appreciation for the opportunity that Strong Ties provided for many that are challenged.

An optician attending to people with eyes defects

“We are very grateful for this. From the bottom of my heart, I am happy with what they have done. I pray that God will continue to enlarge their coast, and it shall be well with them”, she said.

“See many people here that are challenged. The little that they are giving to them is something. We bless the name of God for this opportunity”.

Another beneficiary, Mr Bisiriyu, a businessman, said that the free medical services offered beneficiaries the opportunity to know their health condition and get necessary drugs to address it.

“This outing is nice. It helps a lot people to check their medical status so that they can get the right drugs for their ailments”.

Another section at the outreach
Rotarian Olushola George Aderemi Onileoye conducting weight screening for the beneficiaries
Cross section of beneficiaries
Another screening point

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