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May 2014 Activity Report


This month, six medical students from Creighton University in the United States volunteered in schools around Mampong for a week. The students taught hand washing and proper dental care, and worked at the Mampong hospital for several days. The busy students also participated in Unite for Sight’s eye clinics in Tamale.

Creighton students do outreach at a village in Sekyere Central (near Mampong)

This is how we brush our teeth!

Gabrielle Deegan of the United States and Ida Furru of Norway left Ghana. Both women spent their time here teaching at Oxford Basic School in Nsuta.

Taylor Hanigosky of the United States arrived and began her journalism internship at the Daily Guide in Kumasi. She also assisted Light for Children by editing new web content and writing reports. Her professional skills were a great asset to us during her stay.

Taylor also contributed some of her photographs to our cause.

Luna Linnemann Jergensen arrived May 14. She is living with a host family in Nsuta and teaching at Oxford Basic School until late July.

Luna teaching at Oxford Basic School

The KNUST Department of Social Work hosted a Post Field Placement Luncheon. Light for Children has been hosting interns in their Preventive Child Sexual Abuse program, so we were invited as a thank you. Executive director Yaw Otchere and project assistant Kwame Agyeman Baffour attended.

Mike Owusu attended the 2014 GlobeMed East Africa Partner Forum in Entebbe, Uganda during the first 3 days of May. This was the first time all the African partners, including new ones, met to discuss the common challenges of global partnership.

Mike with other GlobeMed partners in Uganda


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