The Ghana International School Parent-Teacher Association (GIS-PTA) has donated an amount of GHC15,000 to The Rheumatological Initiative (TRi) at the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra to support The Initiative with proceeds from their ‘Bazaar 2019’ fund raising event.
The donation is to enable the Rheumatological Initiative (TRi) to continue it’s good work in providing education, advocacy and research into the autoimmune rheumatic conditions in Ghana and Africa.
In a short speech prior to the donation, The Chairperson of the GIS-PTA, Mrs Giorgia Manfreda Appiah who led the delegation said, “We are actually grateful that we can hold hands with your cause and hopefully give young women, girls, boys, men and women the chance to have a better quality of life.”
Receiving the donation on behalf of TRi, Dr Dzifa Dey, Consultant Rheumatologist and Director of TRi commended the effort of GIS-PTA saying the donation will boost the Initiative’s education, advocacy and research into autoimmune rheumatic conditions in Ghana and Africa.
GIS-PTA supports the vision of the School to create a center of instructional excellence in which the students thrive and impact the community. Funds raised over the years have supported mental health, physical Impairments and many more initiatives.
The annual Bazaar brings together families from all over the community to enjoy fun packed activities and raise money for a chosen cause. Last year, the Association funded Cerebral palsy, a condition caused by brain damage. This year, it chose the less understood area of auto immune diseases through TRi.
TRi Ghana is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, advocacy and research into the autoimmune rheumatic conditions in Ghana and Africa. With over 180 members with conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus, it seeks to increase awareness, provide information, tips and the latest advances in the care of people with autoimmune rheumatic disease with special focus on young and adolescent persons and their loved ones.