Light for Children July 2010 Report

Written by Mike Owosu –Project Coordinator: inlawp5@yahoo.com

Light for Children July 2010 Report

A month full of action on all fronts; enjoy this report.

Please make a small donation so that we can better help the 50 HIV-positive children that Light for Children is taking care of – please visit our Global Giving project here:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ghana-care-and-support-for-50-hiv-positive-children/

Some of the HKU interns at one of the schools during the Preventive Child Sexual Abuse Project

The Preventive Child Sexual Abuse Project of the organization is till ongoing and the Hong Kong University interns who are part of the team undertaking the project are still covering a lot of schools.

During the month, six (6) more volunteers namely Lucy Fenner, Ed Bevan, Mara, Alicia, Grace B and Ed Seatong arrived to work with the organization in a number of fields which included coaching in juvenile football and orphanages.

As part of their internship, the five (5) Hong Kong University students and Henrik from Sweden helped the pupils of Atonsu Presby J.H.S. to develop their skills in ICT. Since the school doesn’t have the facilities, the HKU students used their laptop computers to assist them, and also brought them to the organization’s office to help teach them the use of internet.

Henrik, one of our volunteers, teaching children information technology

Serene explaining how to use the internet to the students at the organization’s office

Jans Computer Training Institute invited the organization to educate their students on the dangers of HIV/AIDS. The organization resource person took them through the Journey of Hope concept. An HIV activist Sister Hagar also gave personal testimony of her HIV status and educated them on the best practices.

Sister Hagar sharing her personal testimony as a person living with HIV

As part of the organization’s quest to enhance its HIV/AIDS outreach activities, Family Health International (FHI) invited the Director, the Co-ordinator and the Accountant of the organization to a one day pre-implementation with their staff at the Kordam Hotel in Accra.

The Co-ordinator and Accountant at the pre-implementation meeting with FHI

The organization also participated in a one day workshop organized by Leitner Centre at the Great Hall of Kumasi Polytechnic on Patients Rights and Redress.

Twenty (20) students from the Hong Kong University (HKU) B.T.P. group paid a two week working visit to the organization. Whilst here, they participated in the organizations monthly HIV/AIDS socialization meeting at the Kumasi Cultural Centre. They interacted with the children and also gave gifts to them.

During the meeting, two (2) former volunteers who were also paying a working visit to the organization gave out mobile phones to some of the care givers.

Volunteers and HKU interns at the Global Giving Meeting in Tamale.

Pencil cases made of water bag in progress!

The final product ! To be sold for fund-raising!

Joey, one of our interns from HKU, working in handicap centre.

Music lesson conducted by our awesome HKU intern Cherie!

Children assisting Misaki, our awesome volunteer from Japan, with her art works.

Yaw briefing the volunteers on the HIV workshop.

‘Auntie Serene, don’t go back to Hong Kong!’ Last day in Jesus Care daycare centre…

The touching goodbye hug…

But still got frustrated by her students…even at the last moment

David having snacks in the HIV clinic while listening to his colleagues’ suggestion on the operation of the hospital

In a pre-departure meeting with the three UK volunteers, Ed Bevan, Ed Seatong and Lucy Fenner were given certificates of appreciation.

A fare well dinner was also organized for the HKU interns after the completion of their internship. They were also given certificate of appreciation for their two month stay.

 



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