Project #2633

Misthy Cee Children's Support Centre, Ghana

Jan 8, 2013

January 2013 Update

The arrival of the much-needed new mattresses
The arrival of the much-needed new mattresses

Volunteers from the UK, Tom C and David E, spent the month of November at the Centre and were able to help in a number of ways, including:

  • buying a large selection of tools, some necessary plumbing items and paint
  • repairing bunks & building a 14-foot ladder (with help from older boys on both tasks)

  • buying 25 mattresses in Kumasi with Misthy’s help

  • repairing and painting ceilings, & painting walls

  • tidying up the damaged water tank with a strong lid & erecting it on top of a 5-foot high base

  • making 2 lengths of guttering linked to the tank so that rainstorms would top it up, and fitting a fixed hose that could transfer mains water (when available) to the tank.

Building work is continuing on the cook-house and dining hall that will benefit the Centre and the School.

Despite Tom and David’s sterling efforts during their visit, they have suggested some further items that would improve the life of the children at the Centre, including:

  • activity equipment for children, eg climbing frame, swing (both easily made from timber on site)
  • a shaded area for sitting, using 4 poles and a simple roof etc

  • magazines from which to cut out pictures, sketch pads, crayons & paints

  • a pin board next to each bunk for pictures etc

  • noticeboard for photos, important messages etc

  • materials, more needles & thread for sewing for pleasure & learning

  • shelves or other storage for each bunk, coat hooks, a mirror in each dormitory.

Thank you for your interest and support, and we look forward to sharing more news about the project soon.

Repaired water tank in place and connected
Repaired water tank in place and connected
Dining hall under construction
Dining hall under construction

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Organization Information


Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
David Steiner
Executive Officer
Monmouth, Monmouthshire United Kingdom

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