The National, Thursday, May 19, 2011
By DULCIE OREKE
The Steamships Trading Company Ltd yesterday presented a cheque for K400,000 to the Youth with a Mission (YWAM) medical programme.
The YWAM ship has already delivered more than 2,000 services and distributed 3,800 resources and education seminars during outreach programmes this month.
The company has been operating along the Western and Gulf for a long time and saw the need of the people living along the coast.
“We are happy that we are able to help the people living in rural areas of Gulf and Western through this partnership with YWAM,” steamship managing director David Cox said.
A grateful YWAM chief executive officer Ken Mulligan said that when they found partners who could help with the cost, it allows them “to get on and do what we do best”.
That, he said, was taking health care to people who did not have other options.
He said there were so many stories of lives literally being saved on their outreaches and they were very enthusiastic about expanding that into Western.
“Many lives are saved with the outreaches and we are willing to help others.”
The funding will help ensure the service is sustained over the next five months.
The team aboard the medical ship from Australia has been doing advance work in Western since January.