After 4 years of construction, the day-care center Wenchi, Ghana, was handed over to its destination. It was agreed to name it after the deceased brother of the chairman of AHA, who at the time made the acquisition of the plot possible. Therefore, it is now called Akwaboah house.
On two weekends, the building was presented to the traditional council and to the elderly registered and cared for by the local NGO. Also present was a representative of the main sponsor, AWO Kreisverband Wiesbaden.
Now first activities can start. First, meeting days are set up. In the next stage education about hygiene and nutritional counseling should be offered. Still open is the concept about the catering offer.
Certainly there are still some remaining work to do on the building, as well as to get some equipment. For this we ask for further support. Furthermore, the drilling of a well is planned to ensure the supply of water, because there is a connection to the public network, but currently water supply is limited to two days of the week.
For the second time, we traveled with our friends Beatrice Remmert and Heini Staub from AWO Kreisverband Wiesbaden Ghana to inform us about the construction progress of the Day care center and to organize further measures concerning the operation of the facility.We succeeded in finding suitable staff as well as in establishing a cooperation with the Methodist Hospital, which supports us in training and operation.
In addition, we were able to hold consultations on health education, as well as training in the correct management of nursing aids.
Last but not least, there was a visit to a physiotherapist in Sunyani, who also has a small workshop for prostheses.
Coordinate with the community nurse Cecilia Yeboah and her nurses on the training of caring relatives and the volunteer staff as well as regulations for the operation of the day.
Also the handling with the walker wants to be learned.Consultations are also held.
Pictures of the building and in the following you can see that we finally hung up our donation tiles from the charity buffet.
Meanwhile, thefirst3rooms(rest rooms, stay/meeting facilities) arecompleted. The next step isnowthetoilet facility. This couldthenstart withthe firstsmalleventsofoperation. To achieve this, we needmoredonations. Therefore,at this point, the request for support. Anydonationis welcome.
In addition, this year we were able to distribute plenty of wheelchairs and rollers to needy old people, which we had stored the last time. We were confronted with moving fates. Many suffer from loneliness or being neglected by imobility.
Here are the latest picture from the construction place:
On November 8,it wasfinally time again for a fourweeks trip to Ghana.Wewere accompaniedfor 10 days by BeatriceRemmertand WolfgangStaschefromAWODistrict AssociationWiesbaden, to support us in the conceptualdesign of theproject. Theprogramin accordance waswell filled withmeetings and visits.
In Accra we mettheWenchiDistrictMember ofParliamentin theHouse. He gave usan interesting insight view intodevelopment of the country. Also inAccra, wewere able to visitaprivately operatedday care center. Althoughourapproach is slightly different, this encounterconfirmed thatwe are on theright track.
InWenchi, we were able to geta picture of thebuilding of theday care center andhand overtoour enjoymentaregulardonation, so that we will able to continue building.Someof the clientscould be suppliedwithrollators, wheel chairs andtoiletchairsagain.
In addition, twoactionswere launched, which will servetheeducational workamong the youth. This istolectures in schoolsandan initiative of theMethodist hospital, where theadolescent should be motivateto take care ofan oldpersonin their neighborhood.Much to ourdelight, there was the offer of our companionshipto invite one of the Wenchi workers tocometo Wiesbadenin summerthis year, so theycanlearn about thecare services forseniorshere.
Finally there wasan encounterwith a retiredphysiotherapist whorunsarehabilitation center with aworkshopinSunyaniand was delightedaboutourwork andwould like tocooperate with us.
Help oldpeopleinAfrica-wewill tell you howthis is possible
At this point we would like to express oursincerely gratitute to those who supported usinthe past2monthsso activelyandgenerouslyinouractions. Fromgamesevening,benefit concertto ourGhanaiansnackat the InternationalBegegnungsfestitwas an exhausting, butalsobeautifultime. Ourgoal, we arethusagaina gooddeal closer. Currentlywe are waiting forthemost accurate quoteforthe roof of thedaycare center. Inthe meantime,itwaspossibleagainto senda whole lot ofcare toolsto our partnersincluding7hospital bedsandwheelchairs anddiverse. Morematerialis still waitingin thewarehouse on itsconsignment. Furthermore, wewere able tomakecontacttotwopersons /organizations, whoare committed tothecare of the elderlyinAfrica, more specificallyUganda. These arefirstly theHelpfor oldpeopleinUganda, as well astheNyumbayaWazeeseniorshome, whichis managedfrom Belgium. We are excited aboutthis growth.
Also this yearwe again hadthe opportunity, alongwith our friendsfrom associationBonn -Cape Coasttopresent ourselves atthe BonnChristmas Marketand promoteour business.Many thanks to allwho helped.
Day care center – Tagesstätte
So, finally ready to go . The construction of the day care center begins with the fabrication of the of the blocks. As wew are in Africa, the desired date September unfortunately could not be held, as it did come to some confusion regarding the property. But Lucy could solve this with plenty engagmenent and tenacity during her trip in October , In addition she was abel, to present our work to our guest, Alisa a student from Berlin. Hopefully more about that after christmas. Christie is retired now and can fully devote her work on the project. The office and warehouse is operating and has been well received . For November 2014, we want to tra to get a small group of nurses together that will accompany us to Ghana where we hope to train caring family members and/or people eho are generally interested and of course for themselves to make exciting experiences. Whoever is interested can register by mail or call for more information
Site plan House plan
Front view Back view
Impressions of the construction site and the local work
At the end of April we had our tasty benefiz buffet, where we also introduced our stone donation action:
One donates an amount and receives a symbolic stone in the form of
of toys chunk of wood. In addition, his name is written on a tile, They
will be inserted later in the day-care centre as a mosaic. The event produced a
Plus from approx. 500 euros. The good news which reached us at the same time was even more joyfully:
German Embassy in Accra will support the project within the scope their means.
Afterwards we went to Ghana to control our toilet project that the state of NRW and
Engagement Global supported.
In addition, we were finally handed over to the office and started operation
Hardly back was already the International Begegnungstag in Bonn on the program, where
we presented ourselves together with our fellow club partnership Bonn Cape Coast.
Impressions of the office for the HAA NGO und and the toilet project supported by Engagement Global GmbH and the federal state North rhine westfalia
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Day care center June 2013
Again, we arewell on the way:The starting capitalisappliedanda realplanis nowdrawnas well.But thisisunfortunatelynot yet availableelectronically, sowe must be satisfiedwith the originalsketch.The first material isalreadybought, but theconstructionwill take placefrompersonal reasonsuntil afterthe school holidays.This includesimagesfromavisiertenlandandouroffice building.
Impressions Benefiz Buffet 2013 pictures of our symbolic blocks and the tiles Benefiz Buffet Kick off event for our Day care center 26. April: we start our actions for our day care center in Wenchi with a presentation and … Continue reading →
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