It was finally possible to travel to Ghana again without much effort. In addition to meetings with the new management of the Methodist Hospital, the program also included the exchange of information with the head of the social welfare department of the city of Wenchi, and of course the inventory of the state of the day care center after the Corona years. We can still carry out vital function tests in the day care center and offer nutritional advice. Three volunteers take care of the visitors of the center. The building is intact, but popularity has decreased during the Corona period. During our visit we were able to advance 3 things that improve the status of the day care center: First the perception by a large information sign. A positive effect can already be seen shortly after installation. As a result, as we are told, more visitors are coming to the center again. Then there is the accessibility, on the one hand for information through a private telephone, on the other hand through a transport option by Okada (TucTuc) at a reduced price during opening hours on request.
Wir zählen zu den Gewinnern des diesjährigen Afrika Communiy Award, ausgeschrieben von Money Gram:
1. Platz in der Kategorie Soziales Engagement:
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The day care center finally got a power connection. In addition, railings and handrails were attached.
We were especially pleased that we were able to drill a well for the facility with the support of Engagement Global and install a tank. We are now independent from the unreliable water supply.
Es konnten weitere Einrichtungsgegenstände angeschafft werden, bzw wurden gespendet, wie Stühle, Pflegebett, Spiele und Fernseher.
Furthermore, there were more wheelchairs and nursing aids to distribute. This also benefited disabled young people.
And there is now a nurse and three helpers who regularly check vital functions. That meets with great interest.
Education of the volunteers
Also a facet of our activities. Introduction in the care of the elderly for local volunteers. conducted as part of the cooperation with Methodist Hospital Wenchi, headed by Cecilia Yeboah.
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.
Here are the latest picture from the construction place: