building community at opa
This is Jennifer and her mother, Adjua. Jennifer suffers from sickle cell anemia. Adjua, here was "backing" Jennifer during a recent crisis and walking to the clinic some 4 miles away. When Hawa and I heard what happened, we jumped into a car and caught up with them. Hawa advocated for the family, getting insurance cards paid up and an exam room at the clinic. The only treatments available in Ghana are antibiotics and pain meds. Jennifer here, in the classroom working with peers on tangrams. Home visits are an important part of OPA's community outreach. If children do not come to school, a teacher is dispatched to the village to make sure families are OK.
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