Light for Children December 2010 Report


Written by Mike Owusu (, Light for Children Project Coordinator

A number of activities were carried out in the month of December to round off the year 2010.

During the period relationship with partner institutions and organizations was very cordial and fruitful.

Notable among them were the Kumasi South Hospital (GHS), the Mampong Babies Home, Missionaries of Charity, the Ghana Education service. Others were overseas partners namely Voluntaressor, Hong Kong University, Span Africa and Leap Now.

LIFOC participated in this year’s World AIDS Day celebration in two separate areas. One was the Regional celebration at Foase under the theme “Universal Access-Action Now”. LIFOC mounted a stand and displayed some of its works and materials.

The Traditional Authority of the area were present during the World AIDS Day celebration

Our Japanese volunteer Yukari from JICA putting a ribbon on the regional Minister

The Regional Minister and District Chief Executive were among the dignitaries present

The Security Services were not left out of the celebration

They were also demonstrations on how to wear condoms properly

At Sawua in the Bosomtwi District in Ashanti Region, LIFOC collaborated with SANN a local NGO and the Kumasi South Hospital to undertake Counseling and Testing (C.T) with the community. In all, fifty two (52) persons both men and women were counseled and tested for HIV.

The children participated in an athletic competition at the World AIDS Day activities at Sawua

The school kids were not left out of the celebration at Sawua

The Health workers from Kumasi South Hospital and Yaw Otchere-Baffour doing the CT

There was Weeding Competition for the adults as part of the celebration

The winner of the Weeding Competition being presented with his prizes

Other activities carried out were the presentation of Baby Formula (Lactogen) food to the Mampong Babies Home. It came through some of the volunteers from Voluntaressor Sweden who volunteered at the Home. The presentation was made by the Director and project Co-ordinator of LIFOC to the Second-in-Command of the Home.

The Executive Director and Project Co-ordinator of LIFOC presenting the Lactogen

Some of the children at the Mampong Babies Home

Some of the pictures from the Green Turtle Beach Resort

Mike the Project Co-ordinator resting on a mat on the sandy beach of Green Turtle Beach


Some of the paintings at the Kakum National Park

Elephant skull at the Kakum National Park


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