THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH AT THE HEART OF SOCIAL ACTIONS.
[Photo: WAD Staff ]
The Seventh-day Adventist Church (West-Central Africa Division) embarked on a screening and deworming campaign at the end of the year 2018 in Aboisso and Bingerville regions.
[Photo: students of Ayamé city]
More than 6000 kindergarten, primary and secondary public schools’ students of Ayamé city and 219 teachers benefited from this campaign organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Indeed, this operation began with free diabetes and high blood pressure screening in the city for the benefit of students and their teachers. It ended up with a deworming exercise on December 04, 2018 at EPP Ayamé 1, 2 and 4 composed of three primary schools and a kindergarten (small, medium and grand section).
[Photo: Mr. Tia Michel]
According to Mr. Tia Michel and Mrs. Djaha Maltilde, respectively responsibles for the primary school and the kindergarten, this operation is a good initiative, especially in schools where children are much more exposed to danger. « The Seventh-day Adventist Church's screening and deworming campaign is a good action. This allowed us as teachers, to know our state of health about two diseases that are making a lot of victims today, diabetes and high blood pressure. Regarding our students who have been dewormed, this action will allow them to be in good health condition to study well. We want to say a big thank you to your Church for this gift at the end of this year. May God bless you abundantly. »
[Photo: Pastor Same Vincent]
For the representative of the President of the Division, Pastor Same Vincent, “this operation is part of the social aspect of the Church, which is to help those in need. Moreover, in the 22 countries of the Division, these actions of the Church supported by ADRA remain one of the means by which we bring happiness, joy and hope to our various population.”
He also stated that: "Our States can no longer alone meet the need of its population. It is therefore important and even necessary for religious entities and NGOs to engage in actions that help our communities. This can ease their pains."
[Photo: deworming campaign, Elokaté, Bingerville]
In the locality of Bingerville, the village of Elokaté benefited from the deworming campaign on December 13, 2018.
This social action of the Church began with a meeting of the Division workers’ delegation led by Pastor Same and the local authorities in the compound of Brother Daho Joel, a retired church worker. The notability was represented by the patriarch and landowner, Mr. Tchimon N. Dominique and his secretary Tchimon Tchimon Denis. After the welcoming addresses, the Division's delegation divided into three groups dewormed more than 3,000 people, including students, young people and adults from the village on three different sites (Epp Elokate 1 and 2 and on the market square).
At the end of the ceremony, the Elokate Adventist community offered a meal to the Division staff as a token of their social action in the village. All ended up with a thanksgiving’s prayer by Pastor Same Vincent, representing the President of the Division, Pastor Elie Weick on itinerary.