Heritage High Student hanging a bed net
The Project Wisdom train rolled into Ghana with Cape Coast its destination. The train stopped at the Hoops Care International Basketball Court where they were met with members and staff of the organization. A two days program dubbed Nets And Basketball with Project Wisdom was organized.
On the train was Miles Macleod, his wife and students of the Heritage High School.
The visit kicked off with donations comprising of sports equipment and disposable medical supplies. The donation was done on behalf of PW by Ian, a student of Heritage High School. Alfred, the volunteer coordinator of Hoops Care, received it on behalf of the organization and thanked them for their kind support.
HCI later took the team to the Amanful Community in Cape Coast where we run our malaria awareness program. They took a tour of the community lead by Emmanuel Kambleh, the Director of Operation here at HCI. They were told the history of the community and the impact Hoops Care is making in the community. They were also shown the breeding grounds of the mosquitoes which cause malaria. The students asked various questions pertaining to how malaria can be curb in the community. As part of its visit, a donation was made which will enable ten young mothers to receive bed nets in the coming days.
During the tour, three young mothers benefited by having insecticide treated nets hung for they and their babies. It was an eye opener for the young students who realized firsthand the problem the community faces in the fight against malaria.
The next day, March 21, a mini basketball camp was organized by Ian. Students athletes associated with HCI were taken through some basketball basics in the areas of ball handling, balance, shooting, etc. At the end of the camp, there was a scrimmage. The campers were divided into two teams, mainly Team Ian vs. Team Miles.
It was fun as both sides had a great time going at each other.
Project Wisdom also shot some videos interview which will be shown back home in order to share light on our works here at Hoops Care.
We are grateful for the visit and looking forward to welcoming the team once again in the near future.
Beneficiary and her week old baby
A student places nail to hang bed net
Students been tour around Amanful Community
Basketball clinic with HCI student athletes