Providing educational, training and health care services to the underprivileged in West Africa is the objective of the Motec Life UK Charity. As a UK based charity, Motec Life helps to improve the livelihood of those in need by transferring technology and skills necessary for a better healthcare service.
In order to facilitate change in the healthcare service, Motec Life run a series of programmes which include; lectures and workshops with participation from medical, nursing and para-medical personnel.
The standard of healthcare in developing countries is central to Motec Life’s mission. The exceptional work carried out by this charity, has led to their nomination for the British High Commission Charity of the Year award.
GUBA speaks to Mr Ofori- Atta, the President of Motec Life UK…..
Tell us about the premise behind your Charity.
Motec Life UK seeks to bring about the reversal of brain drain. We also hope to bring about a new mechanism to bring about brain gain for mother Ghana.
How does it feel to be nominated for the Charity of the Year award and what would winning mean to you?
It is great to be seen to be making noticeable contribution to the development of our motherland Ghana. Winning will be an encouraging achievement and participation in the event will be a good feeling. The real winners of the award are the people of Ghana.
What do you think about the GUBA Awards?
GUBA awards is a noble organisation and we are very privileged to be part of it.
Where does your motivation come from?
I believe that no life is worthwhile unless it has been useful and made a positive difference to the people we see or never get to know. I also find motivation in Benjamin Disraeli’s quote: ‘The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own’ Finally, I believe that ‘knowledge is the engine that drives economic growth and Africa cannot eliminate poverty without first increasing and nurturing its intellectual capacity’ – Philip Emeagwali. These quotes motivate me daily.
Do you have any plans of expanding your Charity?
In many ways yes! We plan to increase membership drive and expand role capacity building in our hospitals and health care training institutions in Ghana.
Are you involved in any other projects?
We are currently involved with the World Orthopaedic Concern UK, working towards improvements in trauma and deformed foot care in children, in sub-Saharan Africa
What message would you give to upcoming Charities/Foundations?
Just because you can’t solve the problems of the entire world, it is not a reason for
refusing to solve any of them – Prof Lord David Alton. Chief Patron of Motec Life UK
We should refuse to let small size or paucity of funds hold us back,. We should always drive ourselves to do something- no matter how small it may be – Ofori-Atta
Do you have anything else you would want to add?
Long live Ghana and may God Bless our motherland!
Healthcare services in Sub-Saharan Africa is a work in progress. Organisations such as Motec Life are working tirelessly to improve these services. We are impressed with Motec Life UK’s work so far and encourage everyone to get involved.
Vote Motec Life UK for the British High Commission Charity of the Year at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bhc-charity
Find out more about the work of Motec Life UK at www.moteclife.co.uk