ABOUT

GETFAR

MISSION
 
F.A.R. is a Boston based, faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating suffering and reducing the burden of disease and poverty on the peoples of Africa, through partnerships with churches in Africa.
 
The organization, partnering with local leaders, seeks to build effective and sustainable programs to provide health care, community health education, provider training, and relief assistance. To date, F.A.R. has donated equipment used for screening for Ebola, to clinics operated by the Presbyterian Church in Ghana.
RESPONSIBLE USE OF ASSETS
 
We shall protect the property, donations and other assets of Foundation for African Relief against theft, loss or abuse.
GIFTS
 
We never accept nor give gifts or other forms of enumeration in exchange for the purchase, leasing, ordering of any goods or services.
 
We always act to avoid even the appearance of undue or illegal influence upon us in the course of performance of our duties.

OUNDATION FOR 

AFRICAN

RELIEF

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REDUCING THE BURDEN OF DISEASE IN AFRICA

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INITIATIVES

The foundation seeks to achieve its goals through four main programs:

 

The AIDS Collaborative Project
ACP seeks to reduce the burden of AIDS in Africa. In November 2001, FAR and AIDS ALLY worked collaboratively to open a clinic in Kumasi,Ghana where comprehensive, compassionate and affordable AIDS care will be provided.

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Innovations in Healthcare Initiative
IHI seeks to improve health care quality and outcomes in African communities by linking care delivery systems with technologies and innovations in health care.

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Medical Relief Fund
MRF will function as the main fund-raising vehicle for FAR.

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A Second Chance - Building Today's Youth to Serve Tomorrow
A second chance seeks to provide educational opportunities for youth and young adults who will otherwise not have a “second chance” in traditional school systems. The program will focus on school drop-outs, displaced youth, orphans and youth from disadvantaged homes.

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GETFAR

CORE VALUES

Integrity | Respect | Compassion | Volunteerism | Stewardship | Community Service |

These core values should guide our daily actions. If the action is not compatible with these and other Christian values, do not do it. This code provides general guidance about how Foundation for African Relief will conduct its business. 

Since the code of conduct is not an exhaustive set of rules to guide one in all circumstances, open discussion and the application of good judgment and personal integrity are of the utmost importance. Neither this code nor any written set of rules can replace prayerfully seeking spiritual guidance and counsel.

CONFIDENTIALITY
 
All employees and volunteers of FAR are expected to maintain the confidentiality of individuals and organizations FAR serves.
QUALITY
 
FAR strives to provide cost-effective services, while striving to maintain quality and integrity.
 
We maintain all records and documentation needed in keeping with all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 
We shall follow all laws and regulations applicable to our activities, within the United States and the countries within which we serve.
 
If we are ever in doubt about the propriety or legality of our action, we will consult the Office of Business Conduct or legal counsel before proceeding.
 
 

TRANSPARENCY

 

GETFAR TRIP

TO AFRICA

Help fund our initiatives and alleviate the burden of poverty on the peoples of Africa today! In addition to monetary donations, GETFAR will also seek donations in the form of medical supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals marked for hospitals, clinics and health posts in African nations. (Click on images to enlarge them)

 

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BOARDMEMBERS

Chairperson

Kenneth B. Grooms, Esq

 

Co-Founder & President

Joyce A. Sackey-Acheampong, MD 

 

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Kwaku J. Acheampong, CPA 

 

 

 

Co-Founder

Deborah G. Morris-Harris, MD, PhD 

 

Secretary

Susan M. Racine, MD

 

Other Board Members

Alice T. Coombs, MD

Janet Humdy Morrison, M.Ed

Keenen Grooms

 
Kenneth B. Grooms, Esq

Kenneth B. Grooms, Esq

Chairperson

Joyce A. Sackey-Acheampong, MD

Joyce A. Sackey-Acheampong, MD

Co-Founder & President

Kwaku J. Acheampong, ACMA, CPA

Kwaku J. Acheampong, ACMA, CPA

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Deborah G. Morris-Harris, MD PhD

Deborah G. Morris-Harris, MD PhD

Co-Founder

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NEWS

Past Events
A physician from Ghana , traveled to BIDMC this summer as part of the Visiting Scholar Exchange Program.
 
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Ghanaian physician Marina G. Anderson, M.D., who has been working in Botswana, visited BIDMC for several months this spring as part of the Visiting Scholar's Exchange Program.
 
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George Frimpong, M.D., of Ghana travelled to BIDMC this summer to participate in the medical center's visiting scholar program.
 
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Luka D. Kur, M.D., a physician from the Sudan, traveled to BIDMC this summer to participate in the medical center’s Visiting Scholar program.
 
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DONATE

HELP US HELP THEM 

Help fund our initiatives and alleviate the burden of poverty on the peoples of Africa today!

Mail checks payable to: Getfar

P. O. Box 400,

Sharon, MA 

02067

OR

Make an online Donation

CONTACT

GETFAR 

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P. O. Box 400,

Sharon, MA 

02067

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