July 2012 Newsletter

The month of July saw a few activities for Light for children. The month saw the departure of the eleven Hong Kong university interns who took part in the Preventive Child Sexual Assault workshops in basic schools. The month also saw the arrival of two volunteers from Sweden and Denmark. The Swedish volunteer in the person of Cecilia Skoglund took part in the Preventive Child Sexual Assault workshop in basic schools whiles the Danish volunteer, Marie Lorans did her volunteering at the Kumasi South Hospital Laboratory.

There were two training workshops attended by staff of Light for Children. The first workshop was for management of orphanages (By the Department of Social Welfare). The Department of Social Welfare, Ashanti Region organized a five (5) day workshop on the management of orphanages in the region from the 9th to the 13th of July, 2012. This was attended by the Executive Director of LIFOC, Yaw Otchere Baffour.

The second workshop was on the 12th and 13th July, 2012, for Civil Society/ Community-Based Organizations on the Girl Power Project on the theme “Promoting Equal Rights and Opportunities for girls and Young women” and this was attended by the Field Officer of LIFOC in the person of Millicent Ntriwaah Adjei.

On the 11th of July, 2012, there was the Launch of World Population Day in Kumasi at the Jubilee Park and it was attended by the Legon intern, Rhoda O. Boakye on behalf of LIFOC.

The month also saw the making of Sexual Assault Posters to be sent to schools as gifts for the presentation of the workshop.

The Preventive Child Sexual Assault for the month of July started from the 9th to the 31st.The Tafo group visited schools likeYenyawso Presby JHS and Primary, De-quincy Primary, Rapid Academy International and Blessing International School. The Atonsu group also visited schools including St. Peters J.H.S, Ahinsan Primary A and B, Mother Smith School, New Asafo Primary School and J.H.S, Ahinsan J.H.S, T.I Ahmadiya Primary, and Living Waters Basic School. In all about 1710 school children were reached out to during the month of July.

The volunteers also went to places of interest such as Cape coast castle, Nzulenzu, and Mole National Park in Tamale and the Monkey Sanctuary.

Finally LIFOC had it last evaluation meeting with the HKU interns at the Royal Park Hotel.


HKU interns making posters.


A sexual assault workshop at Ahinsan JHS.




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