Hoops Care International

Our mission is to provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, work ethics, commitment, honesty and integrity.
Jun 7, 2013

ETS Beach Tournament and Girls Soccer

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!

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E.T.S. Girls

Girls Power: We have hit another milestone! Yes, and we are so excited to have girls now a part of the Education Through Soccer initiative! For some time now, girls within the communities we work with has been asking to be a part of our soccer program. We have finally have the time and schedule to include them and what an excitement it was when they were told that their training would start, which was last Saturday. For a start, they will train once a week, and have educational activities at our office twice a week. This is also coming with it's own challenge as many of these girls are also bread winners for their families as they have to go out and sell. We will keep you updated.


May 2, 2013

Wheels4Hope Benefits from Donated Wheelchairs

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.
 

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May 2, 2013

World Malaria Day Celebration in Hoops Care

Wold Malaria Day!

April 25th is celebrated as World Malaria Day. HCI organized three events to celebrate the day. The morning started with the distribution and hanging of insecticide treated bed nets to five new mothers in the Amanful Community who babies are less than one month old. These mothers had previously register for bed net when they were about six months pregnant. What was facinating is that they all give birth within days of each other. We are so glad that we have been following and educating them through out their pregnancy period. We are very committed to zero malaria related death among young babies in the Amanful Community, Cape Coast, Ghana. (video).


At noon we visited the Futures Academy school in Brofredu, Cape Coast for #MalariaMinute. Using each minute to teach the children on the facts about malaria. The HCI team went to each classroom block interacting on the children on malaria prevention. Most already knew the sign and symptoms of malaria but could not identify the type of mosquito which causes malaria and also what type of water they love to lay eggs. At the end of each section we could tell that they learnt something new. Malaria prevention posters and stickers were given out to deserving students who answered malaria related questions correctly. (vid1vid2vid3).


Climaxing the day was a 3on3 basketball tournament dubbed "Nights4Nets" emphasizing on the importance of sleeping under treated bed nets just as it is important in using a net when scoring a basketball. Defending champion from the 2012 edition successfully defended their title. Eight teams register with three coming from Takoradi in the Western Region(video). Kindly continue to support this initiative as it is really saving the lives of children here in Ghana.

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