Recently the Ghana International Outpost conducted their first outreach at Amoama, a suburb of Kumasi. The team, led by Dr. Esther Mark, included Dr. Eva Opoku and seven others to assist, including two staff from the Otumfuo Foundation and one staff from FODACH (Foundation fro Development of African Culture and Heritage). There were also reporters from local newspapers and television covering the outreach.

The team served three schools: Amoama Primary and Junior Secondary School, Confidence International complex, and Acquire Knowledge International school.

The team taught the students a song:

Smiles, smiles, smiles for everyone
Smiled, smiles, smiles for everyone
Smiles smiles smiles for everyone
Smiles and Otumfou Foundation
Dental health a must for every child
Dental health a must for every child
Dental health a must for every child
Smiles and Otumfou Foundation

Children, ages 6-17 were treated, along with a few adults. The treatments consisted of 50 extractions, 20 scalings and polishings, 1 fissure sealant application and 20 referrals for fillings. The chief of the community was in attendance. He expressed how grateful he was for the work of the team and presented them with a gift in appreciation for their efforts. The staff of the three schools were also very appreciative and gave a lot of assistance to the team. They also indicated they will follow up on the children who were treated.

Overall, the outreach went very smoothly, especially since it was the initial one for this team. The team also promised to visit the community again for additional treatment.