Monrovia - Children between the ages of one day old to six years old will now benefit from free medical treatment in District #6, Montserrado County, as a new Children’s Health Clinic has been opened in the area.
The over 21 beds health facility was constructed by Rev. Samuel Enders, CEO of the African Dream Academy, a charity organization which is providing free primary education in the district. At the dedication ceremony of the clinic Monday, April 04, 2016, Rev. Enders indicated that the clinic will provide free health care services to children from all backgrounds in life. Said Rev. Enders: “It’s a place where children will be treated with love, care and compassion. It’s a place where Liberian children, no matter whether they got money or not, they will be treated like those who got money.” Rev. Enders says hopes that the clinic will treat over twenty to fifty children per day, stressing that the facility will focus on quality than quantity. Continued Rev. Enders: “We want to create a system where everyone who comes to the clinic will be check on by our social workers. Because we don’t want people to get sick before they come. We want to be able to go back and see where they live, what’s the drinking water, are they sleeping under the [mosquito] net?” Speaking as keynote speaker of the dedication ceremony, little Danieline Teah, a 13 year-old 2nd grade student of the African Dream Academy called on her colleagues to pursue their dreams that will better their lives tomorrow. Teah said the opening of the clinic will help save the lives of many children who are desirous of achieving their dreams. “I thank the almighty God and Rev. Enders for their achievement in helping us,” she noted. She spoke to a jubilant crowd of students and parents while sitting in her wheel chair. Teah became disable few years back after she felt from a coconut tree, breaking her spinal cord. According to Teah, after the incident, her family deserted her and accused her of being a witch. But Rev. Enders later took the initiative to treat her at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital for about a year and half. At the same occasion, Lilieth Whyte, Economic Officer at the US Embassy in Monrovia said the facility is a proud example to the world that Liberians are capable of taking care of Liberians. “Please support Rev. Enders and the staff that will be making this facility a success. Without your support, your continue endeavor, it will not succeed,” she noted