Swansea’s international health
Swansea’s links with Africa are set to be strengthened later this month with a visit from a prominent charity worker.
Reverend Walter and Mrs Marian Pimpong will visit the city at the end of the month. Rev Pimpong is Executive Director of International Needs Ghana and member of the International Board of International Needs Network.
He will speak at a special event at Swansea University to highlight the work of his organisation. International Needs Network is a worldwide partnership of Christian organisations working to promote community development in developing countries.
In Ghana projects include provision of vocational training for poor and vulnerable women in rural areas, alternatives for children engaged in child labour or at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and educational and health facilities for poor rural communities.
The event will also showcase the Swansea-Gambia student Link and include a talk on renal disease in people of African descent. In addition, there’ll be an open forum discussion.
The event has been organised by ABM University NHS Trust Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr David Abankwa. Orginally from Ghana, Dr Abankwa is a friend of Rev Pimpong and has invited him to visit Swansea as part of his visit to the UK.
“Swansea has strong links with Africa,” said Dr Abankwa (pictured), who’s worked for the Trust for nearly four years and lives in Llangyfelach.
“The event will bring together people and projects from many backgrounds, but all with an interest in forming mutually beneficial links with people in Africa.”
The free event will take place at the University’s Grove Lecture Theatre, Grove Building, on Thursday 29th May between 6pm and 8.30pm.
During his visit to Swansea Rev Pimpong will also speak at the Salvation Army Morriston Corps on Sunday 1st June at 10 am.
For full details of the event on Thursday 29th May, please follow this link: African Evening
For more information on International Needs Ghana visit www.intneedsgh.org.