April 2014 Activity Report
Yaw Otchere attended training in children’s rights, by the Coalition of NGO’s on the Rights of Children. The training program ran for 5 days starting on May 31 in Kumasi, and focused on familiarizing participants with laws and conventions regulating child rights in Ghana and internationally. Various member organizations who will be implementing the Girl Power Project, funded by Plan Ghana, participated. The project will help and encourage girls to avoid sexual and other abuse, get an education, and improve their futures. As a member of the Coalition, Light for Children was invited to receive the training, even though we are not involved in implementing the project.
Mette Riis Nielsen and Andreas Visbech Madsen, both of Denmark, finished their volunteer placements at the Street Children Project and have left Ghana. Mette is currently volunteering in Tanzania, and Andreas is continuing his travels in South Africa.
Mette receiving a certificate of appreciation from Yaw Otchere Baffour (Executive Director)
Andreas receiving his certificate from Mike Owusu
Alison tries her hand at pounding fufu
Volunteers broadening their cultural horizons by researching local customs