October 2011 Report

The month of October saw a number of activities for Light for Children. In the first place, the month saw the arrival of Ayse Nur Ozcan, a Turkish volunteer who resides in the UK.She took part in the Sexual Assault Preventive Workshop held in the Primary and First Cycle Schools. She also taught ICT at the Atonsu MA JHS B where the office was used for ICT practicals by making use of the internet facility.

On the 5th of October, there was a School Health Programme at Atonsu MA JHS B where 100 people were attended to and medicines were given to them. This was sponsored by Joshua Poshen, a Canadian volunteer for Light for Children. The Headmistress of the school was very much appreciative.

Also, there was FHI review meeting on the 11th to the 14th of October, 2011 where the project and its implementation were reviewed. It was attended by the Director, the Project Coordinator and the Accountant.

There was HIV counseling and testing at four sites in Asafo on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of October, where 459 people were tested for HIV. Out of the number, 9 people tested positive. Another CT was organized at Ayigya on the 27th and 102 people were tested while 1 person tested positive.

The month of October came to an end with two meetings. The first one was the 2nd stakeholders meeting on FHI/GAC Youth out of school programme on Friday, the 28th of October, 2011 at the KMA Conference hall. The last one was the Peer Educators meeting which was organized at the office`s premises on Monday, the 31st of October, 2011.

At the stakeholders meeting, many issues were discussed. Top among them include:

a)     Counseling and Testing

LIFOC had CT in different communities and tested about 1,342 people. Those tested positive were reffered to hospitals to get re-tested. It has been our goal to achieve 3,000 people by December, 2011.

b) Peer Educators Performance

The peer educator’s performances were also reviewed. It was seen that their work has been tremendous so far and were congratulated.

c) Condom Sales

Condom sales according to the peer educators have not been easy as people wanted to get them free.In all about 22,176 condoms have been sold.

The month of October also saw LIFOC`s Socialization at the Cultural Centre on the 29th of October, 2011. We had some German volunteers as visitors. Also, donations were made to two children of the group who has been sponsored by our Turkish volunteer Ayshe`s brother.The other one was Inger Brattner from Sweden. The two children were Yaw Asante and Traceybel who received 500 Euros each.Ilham Shakibu also received 500 Euros. There were also donations to Mavis and Mabel Mensah to the tune of 600 Euros each.

Ayse is teaching a student how to sign up for yahoo e-mail address.

Counseling and Testing at Moon Light.


All stakeholders and our Executive Director, Mr. Yaw, Mr. Mike, (Project Coordinator) and Mr. James (Accountant)

Yaw Asante receiving his donation from the Director of LIFOC.


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