Time once again to deliver a status report: After returning from Ghana we really had to take a brake. Then management work was the top priority: The first year of association activity was over, so it was necessary tp provide our profit balance and tax declaration to get three additional years of tax exemption and the status of a non profit organisation. This has been attested to us in early June and so we were then able to act again.
On 5 June wore the contacts to Help Age International fruits. As part of the event’s
series “The whole world is getting older,” we were able to present ourselves and our work in Koenigswinter. Over two hours, followed by a round table discussion of 15 people. For us a new and exciting experience. New sources of income could be set up by joining in the fundraising platform Boost Project (link can be found in Contacts) and the search engine benefind (www.benefind.de), using internally Bing. Here, everyone who wants to support us, without using own finances, is kindly invites to do so.
Last weekend we participated in the exhibition “Africa is also in Bremen” in order to
to make us known nationwide. This was a nice event with many new contacts.
Three priorities determine the rest of the year. Here locally, we need a storage room,
because we want to continue to accept donated nursing aids. Next, its
Christie Yeboahs task of drawing up a plan for an elderly day care leave. Finally, for next year we wil plan to conduct a tour with a small group of experts to Ghana
with the mission to educate caring and interested members. Who is interested in participating can feel free to contact us.
Just in time for easter, we are again back from Ghana. The landing of our container
was a nerve-wracking, experience-rich matter. Thank God, finally successful, everything reached in Wenchi in good state, but unfortunately we had to pay additional storage costs and rent due to strike by dock workers in Belgium and problems with the Ghanaian VAT Fortunately, we had a sufficient financial funds and beyond, we could find a less expensive truck for further transport, than those who had been tendered to us first, so that finally some money for the toilet construction and the nursing staff had left. With our partners we have the award procedures of the donations and the other approach discussed in our work. In addition, we were able to conversations with the German Embassy, the MP of Wenchi District and Help Age Ghana lead have given us the impetus for our work. This is also the issue of just fund raising site. Similarly, it has been shown that we shpuld be very soon in the planning of a day care center should enter. This is very important to all involved. The plot of this is indeed available. Another finding is that we do something for the training of family caregivers. Finally, we were able to continue building office and warehouse.
Impressions of the Ghana Journey
|Bilder vom||Container umladen in Tema||Besuch bei HelpAgeGhana|
|Bei Mr. Botwe||im Methodist Hospital||Wenchi|
|Mit Dr. Saku||von EMIL Hospital Wenchi||Büro und Lagerraum|
thus, the container is packed and put in place. Many thanks to the Packer team,
especially to Ms. Valdez and her boys from Bonn Association (ASA Training takes deportation), without which we would get moderate forces in dire straits. The beds were really heavy The funding, especially the further transport is secured by two really great
Events, so our second game night activity and by a moving Sunday Afternoon with the Evergreen Choir. With a little luck in clearing in Ghana it is also another toilet in it, and the start of the regular nursing care.
First of all I wish all supporters a happy and healthy new year. I must confess that the last entry is unfortunately quite a while ago . It is actually not so easy to keep trak with all the events. The last months were , in fact, very rich and successful in terms of providing the care aids and their shipping . It really happened: at 28.1. It started with loading the container. Here we got support from the ASA organisation (training held deportation) providing some helpers. A month later, then it goes on to Ghana . This was the way in the last few months : Well shortly after the Deutschlandfest , where we had the honor to work with our association and its accosiated we got an interview in the local paper in the General -Anzeiger Bonn. This brought us the friendship of the Rainbow Choir , who has blessed us with a beautiful donation. Before that we had our first game evening. Unfortunatly it was not as well attended as we had hoped , but those who were there made it so much fun that was called for a repetition. That was appreciated and we scheduled a second activity charity game night at Heinz Doerks House, Bonn. Two days later , there is still another benefit concert , this time with the Evergreen Choir at St. Cyprian , Adenauer Allee in Bonn. Very moving was of course our contribution to the Christmas markets in Bonn and Godesberg. In Bonn we had together with the association Bonn Cape Coast and ANDO , in Godesberg we were allowed for 2 days occupy the booth of the Marketing Association Bad Godesberg. That brings us back roughly up to date I would like to thank all those who have in the past year so generous and actively supported and put their trust in us.