The consideration of a hospital adjacent to Graceland International School.
AEP has been made aware of a wonderful opportunity, one that will enhance both the school and the surrounding neighborhood. Kateri Medical Services, Inc., led by Ven. Tom Furrer, president of that non-profit organization, has been involved in discussion with Bishop John Danbinta regarding plans to build a hospital adjacent to the the school. The conversations began last March, when an AEP representative was invited to attend a meeting with the two leaders and a group of doctors. Ven. Tom Furrer provided the parameters for the construction of the proposed hospital. This proposed project reinforces the connection between education and medical care.
Based on the outcomes from that discussion, Kateri Medical Services, Inc. has offered to build the hospital. They will also provide funding to staff it for one year. Kateri Medical Services, Inc. has sought out contributors, making the entire proposal a reality for Graceland International School.
The prospect of a hospital in this area of Nigeria provides wonderful opportunities on a multitude of levels.
Below: Doctors and pastors together with Bishop John (second from right), Ven. Tom Furrer, Kateri Medical Services, Inc., and Elaine Chagnon, AEP Board Member.
The photo above was taken on the site of the proposed clinic. Graceland international School can be seen in the background.