Pikin Bizness to campaign for better supervision of children in schools
February 8, 2017 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
Chairman of Pikin Bizness, a charitable organisation has disclosed plans to embark on a massive campaign for better supervision of children in schools during recreational breaks.
Dr. Adonis Abboud’s statement came after a successful surgery in Ghana on Isha Senessie, a class four pupil of Veterm Primary School, who was shoved down a storey building by a colleague during break at school.
Isha was confined to a wheelchair for a year at the 34 Military Hospital in Freetown after she broke her vertebra bones as a result of the unfortunate incident.
The intervention of Pikin Bizness with support from Airtel and Africell mobile companies to foot the $26,000 bill for her surgery in Ghana, brought smile on the faces of Isha’s parents, who were not sure of their daughter’s survival.
With the grace of God, Isha returned home last Friday (February 3) with lots of energy and determination after a five hour successful surgery at the Focos Orthopedic Hospital in Ghana.
“I want to thank God for a successful surgery. I am strong and ready to go back to school,” Isha said in a joyous mood.
Despite a successful surgery on another child, Dr. Abboud expressed grave concern with regards violence among children in schools during recreational breaks.
According to him, violence like the one that happen to Isha could end the life of a brilliant child.
“There is too much violence among the small children during recreational breaks in schools. Violence like this could end the life of a child. We want to do some kind of campaigning or sensitising the schools to do more supervision during recreational breaks,” he said.
With regards the surgery, Dr. Abboud stated that it was very delicate and complex, lasting five hours on Isha’s spine and that according to professor Arjah who performed the surgery, if Isha had come two weeks later, she would have remain paralyzed for the rest of her life, because she spent one year confined to a wheelchair in the hospital.
“Miraculously, a week after the operation, Isha started working. She is full of life and happy. Our goal is for no one to be taken out for surgery. A lot of people are dying because of not having the opportunity to travel out for surgery. We are working on it but it is a dramatic situation,” he added.