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July 2015 Activity Report

Light for Children’s volunteers continued their hard work on several projects in July.

In addition to conducting Preventive Child Sexual Abuse workshops, the GlobeMed volunteers from the US also visited schools to do health screenings under Light for Children’s School Health program.They were joined by Rosie Clayton of Britain and local student intern Luiza Wesono from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Rosie with a preschool student at the School Health Program

Luiza at the School Health Program

Volunteers recorded the body-mass index of the children, dispensed some basic medicines such as worm expellers and first aid supplies, and taught the children proper techniques for brushing their teeth.

Measuring body-mass index

Tooth brushing workshop

Rosie, Jade and Precious Boakye, and Lisa Parsons continued working at the Education Center Library.

Rosie with some of the young writers from the library program

Together they ran a 2-week Book Workshop in which a group of children had the opportunity to practise reading, creative writing and art. The group worked together to create a new picture book, copies of which were distributed to the children at the end of the program.

Which one of these shady characters is responsible for pooping on the lawn?

The children designed the characters as well as making up the story

On July 4th, Mike Owusu and Yaw Otchere had the opportunity to discuss their work with the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition on a Kumasi radio station, Fox FM. They encouraged listeners to demand transparency and hold local authorities and government accountable, and informed the public of how to report cases of corruption.

Mike and Yaw with the Fox FM host

Line Staunstrup and Stine Bruun of Denmark arrived in July to volunteer at Mampong Babies Home.

Stine at Mampong Babies Home

Line at the Babies Home

We thank Stine and Line for their hard work, as well as their beautiful photos!

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