Wir zählen zu den Gewinnern des diesjährigen Afrika Communiy Award, ausgeschrieben von Money Gram:
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.
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:
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.
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!
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
Find here the detailed invitation: Einladung Spieleabend
Some pictures taken during construction:
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
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