October 2012 Activity Report
The month of October saw the arrival of Eva Faigemo, a Swedish volunteer on the 20th of October, 2012 who did her internship in the Mampong Hospital of the Ashanti region.
The month also saw the departure of Sofi Magnusson, Swedish volunteer who did her internship at the Missionaries of Charity on the 2nd October, 2012.
There were quite a number of meetings attended by the staff of LIFOC during the month of October.The first one was the ECHOES NGO Technical Training of Trainers workshop in Accra at Hotel Bosumtwi on the 2nd to the 4th of October 2012. This was attended by the project coordinator, Mike Owusu Gyimah, the Accounts Officer, James Amanor Korblah and the Project Officer, Millicent Ntriwaah Adjei.
The second one was a stakeholders meeting for Orphans and Vulnerable children in the Ashanti region on the 5th of October, 2012.This was attended by the Executive Director of LIFOC, Yaw Otchere Baffour. The meeting was organized to discuss the welfare of orphans and vulnerable children at the Dwenase Rehabilitation Centre in Kumasi.
Also, there was another meeting organized by the Local Governance Network (LOGNET) on how NGOs interested in governance could get a fund instituted by the government to support their activities. It was organized at the Conference room of Legal Aid Board on the 5th of October, 2012 and was attended by Philip Godwin Dabo.
On the 9th of October, the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) organized an Ashanti regional meeting at the Asawasi Community Centre in Kumasi and this was attended by the Project Coordinator-Mike Owusu Gyimah.
The final meeting for the month of October was a family planning summit organized by KNUST, School of Medical Sciences and John Hopkins University at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi. The theme for the summit was ‘Family planning and the Development goals of Ghana’. Light for children was represented by the Executive Director, Yaw Otchere Baffour, Serwaa Akoto and also 30 participants involving the youth.
The ECHOES III project activity i.e. Participatory Community Education Assessment (PCEA) took place in the five communities of Kobeng, Seidi, Asakraka, Hiawu Besease and Nkoran in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti region.
The first PCEA preparatory meeting was held at Kobeng and Seidi on the 16th of October. The same was done at Hiawu Besease, Asakraka and Nkoran on the 12th of October 2012.The participants of the meeting included the representatives of the Chiefs and Queen mother, the PTA/SMC executives, the Assemblymen, the Unit Committee Chairman, the head teachers, school children, representatives of men’s and women’s group of the communities.
Participants at the Family Planning Summit at the Golden Tulip Hotel
The Executive Director, Yaw Otchere Baffour in a chat with some of the youth after the summit
PCEA meeting at Asakraka
PCEA meeting at Seidi