Next month the 14th is the biggest race event in Cape Coast Ghana. Currently a lot has already been put in place. Letters has been sent out as well as proposals to some corporate entities to have them get on board.
This year we are keen to having members of the communities play active role. In order to have this a sucess we have been meeting with musicians and other entertainment stake holders in Cape Coast.
Once such group is the El-Shaddai Movie Production who will be performing a drama gear towards stimatization of those living with HIV/AIDS.
We are excited about that part of the event as we try to send the message across using various platforms.
The Oasis Beach Resort in Cape Coast has renew their support for the race and has made a cash donation of 150GHS. We are hoping to have more people of interest on board as well.
Members of the Peace Corps in Ghana has alreasy started to sign up! We are glad that we will have them as a part of the event. We looking to see them bring some expertise to the awareness.
Another group which has already sign up is the speech impaired athletes of Cape Coast.
Sports Brings Unity: The first ever beach soccer tournament supported by Hoops Care was a success. The tournament which was organize by community members lasted for a month with community teams playing mid-week and on the weekends. The tournament saw six other communities from in and around Amanful competing. The message sent across that through sports these communities can live together in peace. Every game saw the young boys who were mostly 12U displaying excellent ball skills. The final was held on May 19th between K20 from Amanful and PSG from Gejanoo. PSG won the coveted trophy with a 3-0 win. The MVP and Goal King also came from their club. We are currently having series of meetings for the 2nd tournament starting next month or early September. Stay tuned!
On April 23rd HCI made a working visit to Shama District in the Western Region to observe the distribution of wheelchairs, walking cane and crutches to persons of physical disabilities in the district. The program was well planned with beneficiaries going through registration and then meeting with the physio therapists who will then advice what will be needed in order for them to have proper mobility. A temporary workshop was also setup to remodel the donated items to the specification of each user. Once that process is completed, a group of Pastors where available to carry on a counseling section for the PWD's and their relations who accompanied them.The following day, 16 members traveled to the distribution venue to meet with "Joni and Friends: wheelsfor the world." We were fortunate to get six brand new wheelchairs for those who depended fully on it. We were also able to have them repair four of our wheelchairs which were not in use because of spar parts. The workshop team did an excellent job adding few more years back to them!We would like to take this opportunity to thank Wheels for the World | Joni and Friends and especially Peace Corps Volunteer, David for linking us up with such a wonderful organization.