Geodrill supports Orthopedic Training Center

Geodrill Ghana Limited has helped put the roof back over the heads of cerebral palsy patients at the Orthopedic Training Center (OTC) in Nsawam.

A storm in April 2020 had caused a large palm tree to fall on the roof of the building, rendering it inhabitable.

Luckily due to COVID-19, there were no patients present, and no one was harmed.

The cost of repairs was significantly prohibitive, prompting external help.

Elizabeth Newman, Director for the non-profit organisation that helps disabled people in Ghana, was dismayed to find that the entire roof and supporting beams needed to be replaced due to significant termite damage.

Geodrill mobilised funds, with the support of other donors, to ensure the OTC’s important treatment centre was rehabilitated.

Upon Geodrill’s donation, a wheelchair was also manufactured at the facility for a physically challenged woman.

The beneficiary with her new wheelchair
The beneficiary with her new wheelchair

Managing Director of Geodrill Ghana Limited, David Harper, explains that promoting equality and diversity is a core value of the Accra based company.
Hence the compassionate gesture to ensure improvement in the lives of the challenged to be independent and productive.

“The dedication of the staff and volunteers at the OTC and the outcomes they achieve are truly inspirational to us. Drilling is a physical line of work, so we don’t take the gift of movement for granted,” he commented. “It’s an honour to have watched them over the years to give many people mobility and help build better lives.”

According to the OTC’s 2019 Annual report, the Cerebral Palsy Center had increased from four to seven children receiving ongoing specialised physiotherapy treatments.

The OTC currently has 68 full-time staff and helps people mainly birth deformities that lead to loss of limbs or movement by providing prosthesis and physiotherapy.

Geodrill serves some African gold mines and supports a variety of organisations in Ghana and around the world.

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