Since the first stage of the program which was the training of the young mothers, we are still having problem raising enough funds to have them startup the project on a full scale module. Nonetheless, we have been able to secure some funds through a former volunteer of Hoops Care to fix beads jewleries which will be sent to the United States of America to be sold during a special event which will be organize to raise funds for the project. We are extremely glad for this and the products, which were worked on by some of the young mothers and their trainer are ready to be shipped by this coming Monday.
In other development, some works has started coming in on commercial basis to help one of the mothers. She received an order from a school to produce their Friday wear. Here in Ghana, working staffs wear African prints, including batik, to their offices on Friday. She did a marvelous job and was love by the school. We hope to see her get more of such contracts which will go a long way in helping her take care of her child.
We believe that this initiative can eradicate poverty in the community we work with. Kindly contribute in making a better living for our young mothers.
The 2nd Annual AIDS Race happened on the 14th of July. With over 200 runners and participants in attendance. We see this as a huge success of the previous year not only in attendance, good weather but also how members of the various communities came out in full to support the event.
After a lot of awareness which included visiting schools, sharing flyers, radio and tv mentions and not forgetting setting up a stand at the venue grounds, on the D-Day we had members of the Ghana AIDS Commission and the Cape Coast Metropolis Assembly all present. The day started with aerobic and warm up and then the start. The runners follow the same route as last year.
At the finish line there was a mini carnival section going on with music and dance. After the race, more than 200 persons got tested for HIV. There was also free eye test which was provided through the support of Darlinstar Opticals. Other supporters included; Oasis Beach resort, Berlyn Office Equipment, Franko Phones, Swanswan & sons, Oceanview Internet, Coastal water and a host of others.
We want to say a big thank you to you all. Next race is July 13, 2014. Email us at AIDSRACEGHANA@gmail.com to register to run, jog, walk, volunteer, support or sponsor a person or the event.
For some time now the boys has been training both on and off the soccer pitch. We have been able to have a couple of them shoot their training session so that you can see their sills level.
Currently we are still maintaining the few boys and girls who have enrolled for the program. Although we have been able to acquire things which are needed for their educational session, we are still far behind when it comes to athletic gears, especially for the girls.
We are still appealing to all donors to continue to support this project. Remember that your generous donations will go a long way in making the life of these boys and girls better.
We are also looking for inkind donation. If you would like to give in kind, kindly contact us through email for more information on how you can send in your donation. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org