Since we started giving out free bed nets and registering the children of the Amanful community under the National Health Insurance Scheme, we are proud to announce to you that there has been no child death in the community! The infection rate has also droped!
This is a fight we are determine to win, but note that we can not do this alone. We need your help! Still!!!
More funds for acquiring more nets are not forthcoming. Currently as this is been typed, there are eight new young mothers who have registered to receive free bed net from us. Their babies is at risk as they currently do not sleep under treated bed net.
In addition, other child related illness like chicken pox, measles etc are still rampant and accessing treeatment for children who are yet to be register under the National Health Insurance Scheme is proving difficult for the mothers who continously come to our office asking when is the next batch of registration.
We are thereofre appealing to all donors, present and future, to come to the aid of these mothers and their children. We can not do this alone, as together we can make it.
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.
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.