Archive for July, 2012

June 2012 Newsletter

July 21, 2012

Hello Light for Children friends, family, and supporters! 
We wanted to first let you know of a new and exciting project we are embarking on- an education center! We are trying to fundraise for the center and need your help! Please consider donating any amount of money. To donate and learn more about the center please click here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/education-center-for-ghanaian-youth/

The month of June was packed with a lot of activities for Light for Children. The month saw the arrival of a Swedish volunteer in the person of Rebecka Rudstrom who came to work a few days at a hospital and later to the Mampong Babies Home to take care of babies. She departed on the 12th of June, 2012.

The month also saw the arrival of eleven (11) Hong Kong University students (HKU) to take part in the Preventive Child Sexual  Assault Workshop in basic schools and also two (2) Ghanaian University students from Legon and KNUST.The eleven HKU students are as follows:

  • Jin Kyung Jeong
  • Carolyn Lee
  • Ishita Desai
  • Ji Hyun Park
  • Hau Yung Yung, Hilary
  • Tam Kin Boen, Keyboard
  • Lee Shing Him, Louis
  • Au Ying Long Patrick
  • Helen Leung
  • Lan Hoang
  • Angel Koh

The two (2) Ghanaian interns were in the persons of Rhoda Oforiwaah Boakye from the University of Ghana, Legon and Addo from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST).

The eleven HKU students and two Ghanaian students were therefore put  into Three(3) groups since the preventive child sexual assault workshop make use of four(4) people in a group. We had the Tafo group as well as the Atonsu group which involves two groups.

The Preventive Child Sexual Assault for the month of June started on the 11th to the 29th and the first group went to schools in and around Tafo and the second and third group visited schools around Atonsu, Esereso, Asafo and Roman Hill.

From the 11th to the 15th of June, the Tafo group visited Happy International, Rockanje JHS, Rockanje Primary, New Tafo M\A JHS respectively. The Atonsu group also visited House of Vision Preparatory school, Esreso JHS DA1, Esreso JHS DA2, Prabon JHS, Mother Smith International School and the Street Children.

Also, on the 18th to the 22nd of June, the Tafo group went to New TafoM/A Primary, ST.Benedict, Osaa Memorial primary, Osaa Memorial JHS and Oniwaa Memorial School. The Atonsu group also went to Esreso primary,AME Zion JHS,Chirapatre SDA,AME Zion primary A and B,AME Zion primary C,Awere Basic school and TI Ahmadiya primary and JHS.

During the last week of June, that is 25th to the 29th, the Tafo group visited Komfo Anokye JHS and primary and Call of Hope school. The Atonsu group also visited ST. Peters primary and Divine Primary school at Esereso. The workshops went on smoothly and about three thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight (3228) students were talked to and educated on sexual abuse.

 

Furthermore, the interns who had interest in the teaching field were being organized and found schools for them to teach. For example, Lan and Helen taught Maths and Science at Macedonia Academy while Louis taught ICT at Golden Rule JHS.Also, Keyboard, Hilary and Patrick taught Science, ICT and Maths respectively at Esreso JHS.

In addition to the above, the month saw the interns visiting places of interest in Kumasi. For instance, they visited the chief palace museum, the Kumasi zoo and the Bobiri forest. They had a nice time and enjoyed themselves very well.

 

The month of June saw the arrival of Sebastian Lindstrom, one of the directors of Light for Children who came on a visit to the orphanages in Kumasi and other villages to gather information on orphanages for Voluntaressor.

The Executive Director and the Project Co-coordinator (management) attended a health forum organized by Coalition of NGOs in health at SSNIT Conference Hall.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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