Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan through his foundation has registered the entire membership of the Ghana Blind Union in the Eastern Region – Suhum Sector – onto the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Gyan’s foundation which has been at the forefront of making vital social interventions also donated walking canes, talking watches and bags of Vits Rice to the entire membership of the Union at a ceremony held in Suhum on Thursday.
The kind gesture was in response to a request made by the union.
In handing over the items to the union, Operations Manager of the Asamoah Gyan Foundation Prince Randy Opoku Afriyie says the gesture forms part of the broad concept of his outfit to provide social intervention reliefs to deprived people and communities.
“We are here today on behalf of Asamoah Gyan and the Asamoah Gyan Foundation to donate these items to you in fulfilment of a pledge made to you upon receiving your request,” he told the excited members of the union.
“Aside paying for the registration of all of you onto the National Health Insurance Scheme, Asamoah Gyan Foundation is also providing the entire membership with walking canes, talking watches and rice.
“We are happy to be making this donation. As you may be aware, the Asamoah Gyan Foundation was set up by Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan to help support the deprived and needy in society.
“We have over the years, we have made interventions in areas of provision of portable water, healthcare, education and the like to needy individuals and communities.
“He [Asamoah Gyan] only ask of you to remember him in your prayers so he is able to provide this and more not only to you but other needy individuals and communities.”
Chairman of the Ghana Blind Union – Suhum Sector –Daniel Darfour in receiving the donation, thanked the Asamoah Gyan Foundation for the gesture and assured of his union’s total support for the Black Stars captain.
“Asamoah Gyan brings us joy whenever we hear of him playing for Ghana by scoring important goals for the nation,” he said.
“Today, we are privileged to have received even more benefits from him and his team other than what we experience when he is playing for the Black Stars.
“He is guaranteed our continued support and prayers and also for all his businesses.
“We pray that God grants him long life and further prosperity for him to continue to touch lives.”
Gyan through his foundation has been able to make direct impacts to the livelihood of deprived individuals and communities.
The AGF only in March this year, commissioned a $50,000 Water Pump House project to provide portable water for the people of Wenchi.
Two months later, Gyan himself on behalf of his foundation donated $10,000 to Cardio Center of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The foundation has provided scholarship schemes to brilliant but needy students and has also donated medical equipments to the Ridge Hospital as some of its notable philanthropic deeds.