Greatest Goal Ministries offers a holistic approach to supporting
Sierra Leone's disabled and underserved population.
In 2009 GGM opened a community health clinic that provided free medical care, a pharmacy and basic laboratory services. Local community health workers operated the clinic. In October 2012 this clinic closed its doors and re-opened at the Lady Deborah Berewa Hospital in the western rural district of Lakka, just outside of Freetown.
Medical Sponsorship: Given to those identified as needing medical treatment outside the scope of our facility such as eye conditions and minor surgery. GGM's local staff has developed relationships with many of the local facilities and coordinates care with them.
Education: The Lansana Education Assistance Program (LEAP) connects donors directly to their sponsored children; delivering not only financial assistance for tuition, uniforms and supplies, but also your personal communication with your child(ren). In addition, a general donation towards our education program helps provide educational opportunities for university level education and vocational training.
Water and Sanitation: GGM will be leading a team of specialists to conduct a survey of the households surrounding our new facility. This survey will act as the cornerstone to our healthcare delivery system. The need for additional wells has also been identified at several amputee and polio resettlement centers and work with local chapters in the U.S. of Rotary International is currently underway.
Community Health Education: The new facility offers the space needed to provide community and staff education classes. These classes were started at our prior clinic. The classes will include basic hygiene and nutrition classes for the community and staff development classes for the GGM staff and local health care providers. GGM is committed to providing quality healthcare as well as becoming a leader in healthcare education.
Disability Sports: In April of 2012, Greatest Goal Ministries registered the first Disability Sports Association (DSA) in Sierra Leone. Five polio soccer/football teams and five amputee soccer/football teams are currently registered and this year deaf and blind soccer/football teams will have their opportunity. The disabled of Sierra Leone are rejected physically, socially and emotionally. Most are reduced to a life of begging because they are seen as useless and unemployable. The DSA allows them a vehicle to showcase their potential, develop self-esteem and help change the perspective of the disabled in Sierra Leone.
Disability Advocacy: The disability advocacy program provides a platform for the disabled to connect, share their stories, and make their needs known to the government. Partnering with local organizations, as well as providing staff to listen to the needs of the disabled, GGM has become well known in the Sierra Leone community as a leader and advocate for disability issues.