Stella Maris- Apostleship of the Sea Ghana, has paid a visit to fisher folks of the Canoe Basin at the Tema Fishing Harbour.
The visit which took place on the 20th of May, 2020 was aimed at conducting a sensitization exercise to educate the fisher folks and all those working in the fishing value chains against the global pandemic COVID-19.
The faith based charity organization also distributed Personal Protective Equipment as a contribution to achieving part of the humanitarian responsibilities.
Health Professionals from the Tema General Hospital, who are parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Community 8 Tema, rendered support to Stella Maris to undertake the sensitization exercise which was done in Twi and Ga alongside English Language.
Facilitators focused on educating the people of the Canoe basin on the need to understand the nature of the Coronavirus and how its symptoms have changed overtime hence the need to strictly adhere to safety protocols.
Priest and Clinical psychologist, Rev. Fr. David Andoh, encouraged fisher folks to do away with stigmatization but to rather welcome and support friends and families who have recovered from the Coronavirus
The Director of Stella Maris, (Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) Ghana, Lieutenant (Ghana Navy), Rev. Fr. Sylvanus Dogodzi, seized the opportunity to commend all facilitators and shared the vision and work of Stella Maris (AoS) and how it relates to the work of fisher folks.
He encouraged the fishing community to reach out to the organization if they need enquiries relating to the pastoral care for seafarers and fishing related activities.
Source: Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), Ghana.