More and more African countries coming to the conclusion that attention must be paid to the group of elderly. Here is an example of our dedicated friends of Nyumba ya Wazee of Antwerp, with whom we met last year and replaced. Their project has gone now in operation:
After a long time again a few pictures of the construction site: the roof is finished, the interior work has begun. In October / November we set out again to visit to Ghana. Next year there will again be a journey. It is worth to remember: those who are interested feel free to join us. Especially for physiotherapists it provides a unique experience.
On November 8, it was finally time again for a four weeks trip to Ghana. We were accompanied for 10 days by Beatrice Remmert and Wolfgang Stasche from AWO District Association Wiesbaden, to support us in the conceptual design of the project. The program in accordance was well filled with meetings and visits.
In Accra we met the Wenchi District Member of Parliament in the House. He gave us an interesting insight view into development of the country. Also in Accra, we were able to visit a privately operated day care center. Although our approach is slightly different, this encounter confirmed that we are on the right track.
In Wenchi, we were able to get a picture of the building of the day care center and hand over to our enjoyment a regular donation, so that we will able to continue building. Some of the clients could be supplied with rollators, wheel chairs and toilet chairs again.
In addition, two actions were launched, which will serve the educational work among the youth. This is to lectures in schools and an initiative of the Methodist hospital, where the adolescent should be motivate to take care of an old person in their neighborhood. Much to our delight, there was the offer of our companionship to invite one of the Wenchi workers to come to Wiesbaden in summer this year, so they can learn about the care services for seniors here.
Finally there was an encounter with a retired physiotherapist who runs a rehabilitation center with a workshop in Sunyani and was delighted about our work and would like to cooperate with us.
Although the new year is already a few days old, we would like to wish you a happy, blessed and prosperous New Year. We especially thank the supporters who have helped us so generously at the beginning of this year.
We were in the November / December 2014 in Ghana and completed a well-filled program. A detailed report will follow in late January, early February.
We want to give at this point a plea of Wenchi Methodist Hospital: They you are looking for doctors in the fields of orthopedics, urology and gynecology, who would be willing and interested to work there voluntarily. For more information dont hesitate to contact us.
Help old people in Africa – we will tell you how this is possible
At this point we would like to express our sincerely gratitute to those who supported us in the past 2 months so actively and generously in our actions. From games evening, benefit concert to our Ghanaian snack at the International Begegnungsfest it was an exhausting, but also beautiful time. Our goal, we are thus again a good deal closer. Currently we are waiting for the most accurate quote for the roof of the day care center. In the meantime, it was possible again to send a whole lot of care tools to our partners including 7 hospital beds and wheelchairs and diverse. More material is still waiting in the warehouse on its consignment. Furthermore, we were able to make contact to two persons / organizations, who are committed to the care of the elderly in Africa, more specifically Uganda. These are firstly the Help for old people in Uganda, as well as the Nyumba ya Wazee seniors home, which is managed from Belgium. We are excited about this growth.
Help old people in Africa – we tell you how this is possible!
Training trip 2014
Now that the construction of the day care center accepts contours, we would like to tackle the next level and fill the whole thing with life: We are seeking from the field of care professionals who would like to travel with us to Ghana to teach caring relatives there and our instruct local partners. The date for the trip is scheduled for November 2014. Anyone who is interested to get involved in something new and exciting, please register with us for the details.
On April 11 from 18:00 clock will finally come back a game night (Activity). Location is as usual the Heinz Doerks house in the Joachimstr. 10-12, Bonn
For Mai 11th we are planning is a benefit concert with the Evergreen Choir. The exact dates will be announced
Here the travel report from Alisa, who went to Ghana with us in October 2013:
Bonn Christmas market 2013
Also this year we again had the opportunity, along with our friends from association Bonn – Cape Coast to present ourselves at the Bonn Christmas Market and promote our business. Many thanks to all who 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 are well on the way: The starting capital is applied and a real plan is now drawn as well. But this is unfortunately not yet available electronically, so we must be satisfied with the original sketch. The first material is already bought, but the construction will take place from personal reasons until after the school holidays. This includes images from avisierten land and our office building.