Toronto, November 7th, 2016 – Scarsin Corporation, a software development company specializing in providing an enterprise-class Forecasting platform to global organizations, today announced that it will be making another significant donation to the GRID (Ghana Rural Integrated Development) initiative, a Canadian Christian charitable organization that enables sustainable community development in Ghana, West Africa. This is the 4th team that Scarsin has supported. Funding will go directly to support the Ghana surgical team during their November 11th medical mission, led by Uxbridge-based Dr. Jennifer Wilson.
Scarsin’s donation will be used to provide surgery patients with safe transportation to and from the project site and will also provide care for any overnight stays. In addition, funding will also go toward servicing and procurement of new equipment that will make the surgeries safer in an environment that poses lots of challenges - such as fluctuating power supplies.
Each year approximately 250 surgeries are performed by volunteer surgeons. The majority of these are hernia surgeries that restore adults to full health, thereby not only saving their lives but enabling them to once again care for their families.
“The ripple effects are tremendous — one surgery will impact an entire family for good,” says Paul Minshull, President and CEO of Scarsin Corporation.” “As a local organization with global clients, we believe strongly in giving back to the community. Being able to work in partnership with Dr. Jennifer Wilson and her team to impact a global cause, gives me great joy.”
“We are grateful to continue to receive such significant support from Scarsin,” says Dr. Jennifer Wilson, Ghana Health Team Leader and GRID Board Member. “What is really exciting about the surgical program is how it dovetails with longer term plans for a hospital in the area. Our visiting surgeons work with local health professionals to share skills that will save lives in the fifty weeks each year that our team is not there. The Scarsin funds not only enable this, but will also allow us to upgrade and maintain surgical equipment so that it is ready to help us start the new surgical department of the Carpenter hospital in a few years."
GRID, an organization which was founded in 1970, has been helping to drastically improve the quality of life for Northern Ghanaians living in poor communities, by meeting their basic needs in a sustainable manner. Over the past two years, the organization has been working on raising $10 MIL USD for a 30 Acre hospital site in Carpenter, Northern Ghana. To date, the organization has raised over half of the funds required and plans on beginning construction next year. The Carpenter Hospital will become a self-sustaining model not only creating jobs in an area that is under privileged but also providing a model for better healthcare throughout Ghana.
For more information on GRID Programs please visit http://grid-nea.org/.