August 2014 Activity Report
At the beginning of August, we said goodbye to many of our summer volunteers, including the Hong Kong University and Spelman University students. We thank them all for their contributions.
Julie Mitgaard of Denmark arrived in the first week of August to volunteer at Mampong Babies Home. She will be volunteering in Ghana until October.
Light for Children continued working with the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA) on female condom promotion. Under the direction of Yaw Otchere, Light for Children has mobilised ten Ghanaian volunteers to educate women about female condom use and distribute samples. In July and August, 1530 samples were sold to women during promotional events in local markets.
Yaw and other organizers at a promotional event
The organizers also used these events to educate people about other health issues and screen people for high blood pressure.
Blood pressure screening
The reading and creative writing program continued at the Education Center library. After Janice’s departure, we were joined by Georg Hensgen of Germany.
Georg and his new friends near the Education Center
The group of 10 children has so far produced three picture books, which were printed and bound in local photocopy shops.
Two counting books: one in Twi, and one in English
Children who were not involved in the reading and writing program also had the chance to visit the library and read with the volunteers. The computers in the ICT center were also put to good use in August. During the school year, ICT teachers will bring their classes to the Education Center for instruction.
Practising typing skills...
and scribbling sklls