During our week in Gusau at Graceland International School, Bishop John Danbinta took time to give a tour of Graceland Hospital, currently under construction. As Gusau is a capital city, a small clinic would not suffice, so a large hospital facility is in the works. The hospital will provide not only basic medical care but surgery and maternity services as well. Being branded under the school name will strengthen the connection between medical care and education. Students from the school will be able to get first-hand experience in the medical fields by walking through the gate.
This is an ambitious project that has received funds from Kateri Medical Services, Inc., another NGO based in Tarriffvile, CT. The plan is to have a dedication of the Graceland International School examination hall and the hospital in October of 2018. Plans are underway for a medical outreach program at the new hospital facility during that time as well.
The board of Africa Education Partnership rejoices with our partners in Gusau for the fact that this hospital will be adjacent to Graceland International School. Co-branding of the school and the hospital will enhance both the school and the hospital in the eyes of the local community.
Many of the students at Graceland school aspire to be doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, with the hospital adjacent to the school, the students will have a great opportunity to gain practical experience.