Hoops Care International

Our mission is to provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, work ethics, commitment, honesty and integrity.
Jun 25, 2014

Shortage of bed nets and funds for renewal

Malaria team member haning bed net in Cape Coast
Malaria team member haning bed net in Cape Coast

We are glad that we are still striving to save children from malaria in Ghana. This is not an easy issue for us as it now stands. We are short of funding to get the nets in whole sale and is currently relying on retail prices which is not economical due to the low budget we have.

A net is now costing a little over $10 over the counter.

Another issue which has been brought to our attention is that the health insurance cards which we did for over 200 children need renewal. Most of the mothers has approached us asking if we are doing renewal process. The card which is valid for five years is renewable yearly. As a result some of the mother with expired cards ar now turning to traditional remedy, which is not advisable in all cases.

Nonetheless, last month. Eight mothers in Cape Coast were issued insecticide treated nets in the Bakanoo community. Mercy, a mother of two, express her excitement that she had been praying for enough money to get a bed net. She stays close to the Fosu Lagoon, a huge breeding ground for mosquito. She went on, in the night, there is no way one can even sit outdoors for cool breeze when it is hot inside and the burning of mosquito insecticide coils at night when sleeping is giving the children and I block nose and some mornings, headache.

We are still appealing for your continuous support in reducing malaria not only in Ghana but Africa.

A benificiary sleeping with her baby
A benificiary sleeping with her baby
One of the nets installed
One of the nets installed
Jun 23, 2014

International Wheelchair Basketball Tourney

Wheels4Hope Male Team
Wheels4Hope Male Team

This year we were fortunate to participate in the 3rd Edition of Hon. Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball Association. The tournament took place in Lagos Nigeria from the 16th to the 23rd of February.

Our team comprised of nine (9) male players and three (3) female players who were accompanied by two officials. In the tournament, the female took part in a 3X3 half court tournament.

The male team out of three games, won one and lost two, including a lost to the eventual champions of the tournament.

Although we were able to make the trip but not without difficulties. Firstly, no one or corporate body was able to sponsor the team transportation. Each players had to solicit funding on their own behalves and most of them end up borrowing in order to complete their transportation to Lagos, Nigeria.

There was even complications when they got to the Nigerian border since non had International passport they had to return to the Ghana/Togo border to process some form of permit which they then used to reenter Nigeria.

In all we are very thankful for making our first International splash despite all odds.

The Oluyole Warriors of Oyo State on Saturday emerged champions in the third Victor Ochei International Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Lagos.

Oluyole defeated Edo team 51-12 in the final decided at the National Stadium, Lagos.

The championship which had teams from five other West African countries, including Ghana and the Republic of Benin

Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, who the competition named after,  said that his compassion for the physically challenged in the society inspired his involvement in wheelchair basketball.

'I've compassion for the less privileged in our society. Beyond seeing them from the ambit of pity, they have hidden talents that people need to see and appreciate. I admire strength in their character. Like they say, there is ability in disability. These are special people who by no reason of theirs are physically challenged. We need to lend a helping hand and bring out the best in them"

We want to say a big thank you to him and the Nigerian Wheelchair Basketball Federation for their warm hospitality during the competition.

We urge more support from well wishers to continue to support us at Hoops Care International as we strive to empower of brothers and sisters who are physically challenged.

Three of the female players
Three of the female players
A scence from one of the match
A scence from one of the match
Feb 10, 2014

Date Announce!!

Visit by Kingdom Cares and students of Drake Uni
Visit by Kingdom Cares and students of Drake Uni

The Date for this year race has been announced!!!

The race will be held on August 3, 2014,

We will be partnering with Kingdom Cares, USA. It is expected to be the biggest of the three as there is plan to be a musical concert at the Jubilee Park in Cape Coast.

Currently we are reaching out to all local partners to check on their continuous support for the race.

We are also looking to have it as a sister city event with the city of Melbourne in Australia.

Last year, Adam McKay ran the fastest time across the two continents.

We look forward and willing to partner with any local or foreign organization.

The theme of the event will be release soon.

Please support to make it a success.

 
   

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