If I am not for myself, who will be for me? ~ Marshall Ganz
A story of self is a personal story that answers the question why.
Why were you called to do what you have been called to do?
Everyone has a story about an experience that got him or her involved in a given cause. The story of self communicates one's core values. The story of self presents a specific challenge faced, the choice made about how to deal with the challenge, and the outcome experienced.
This article is our story of self. Strong Roots Health and Wellness was born from humble beginnings. We were born from the high rate of premature deaths in our community. Born from a need to prevent the spread of infectious water borne diseases in our community. Born from a need to reduce the prevalence of malnutrition in our community. We were born from a desire to be the change we wanted to see in the world. Strong Roots Health and Wellness was born to protect the unborn children in our community by providing safe passage.
Strong Roots Health and Wellness center began as a series of health education classes designed to prevent the spread of guinea worm and river blindness in our rural Volta region community in Eastern Ghana. Over the last decade we have grown to provide a variety of primary care services, health education classes, peer health educator training and supplemental nutritional services for impoverished families. Our community was called to serve as an example of grassroots organizing and development. Our community was called to heal both ourselves and our surrounding communities.
Our mission is to strengthen the roots of our community by promoting healthy families.
We at Strong Roots Health and Wellness Center have been called to heal.