We conducted a successful health week within Amanful Community here in Cape Coast and some selected schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis with the help of volunteers from Operation Groundswell
The health week lasted from Monday to Friday with each day targeting specific health issues such as healthy eating, malaria awareness, female hygiene, blood pressure test etc.
We also took advantage of the health week to check on the prevailing malaria problem with the community. From the statistics it is important that we not only distribute more nets but also raise funds to register the new born babies over the last three months under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Wednesday was used to take statistics in the community regarding the malaria pandemic and Thursday some selected young mothers and pregnant teens had bed nets installed for them.
From our statistic taken during the health week on Thursday, One Hundred and Forty-Two (142) were screened: Adults (104, female 86: male 18), Children (38, female 17: male 21)
Number of individuals with health insurance: 46 (Adult 37, female 31: male 6) (children 9, female 3: male 6)
Number of individuals without health insurance: 96 (Adults 67, female 55: male 12)(Children 29, female 14: male 15)
Number of house hold with bed nets: 12 Number of household without bed nets: 53
From recent funds coming through donations on this platform, we have launched a slippers design project aim at providing livelihood for a single mother name Nana.
Nana is a mother of two and is unemployed. She learned the act of beads sewing some years ago but has been able to raise the necessary funds in order to start business.
After a series of meetings with her, we are glad to announce that we are helping her in opening her own company known as Empress Afik!
We have also agreed with Nana to help in training identified single mothers like her in incorporate them into her outfit.
We are hoping to work along with Nana in making these slippers for bulk purchases inside and outside of Ghana.
If you are interested in buying this product for your group kindly contact us or call her on the number provided on one of the photos.
Yesterday our CEO, in a Skype Video call with Miles Macleod , English Teacher of Heritage High School,and Project Wisdom Adviser got the confirmation of the continue partnership between both entities.
Project Wisdom is a student-run organization that combines global learning with community service. Their mission is to improve the living standards for people in global community by improving the educational opportunities for students in their local community. This mission empowers young people to use their knowledge, experiences, resources, talents, and passions to become difference makers in today’s world.
The students, who helped raised over 1,800 GHS (One Thousand Eight Hundred Ghana Cedis) for the Hoops Care malaria project, were fed more information regarding how the funds will be use, the beneficiaries and the communities which will benefit. They also got to learn more about our programs and mission.
The PW team visited us at Cape Coast last year and made donation of sports equipment. We are excited of the renewing of this partnership and looking forward to receiving them early next year.
We want to say a big thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Macleod and the whole student and staff body of Heritage High School in Wake Forest, NC.