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Ahaban Green Christmas kicks off with a Green Camp in Adumasa

Our first Ahaban Green Christmas project kicked off with a trip to the little Republic of Adumasa. We stopped by the Chief’s palace to pay a courtesy call and brief him on our intentions. We were warmly welcomed by the Chief, Nana Ansah Kwao IV and his wife, Oheneyere Gifty Anti. After proceedings, we headed to the Awoa Dansoa Library to start with the day’s activities.

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Children were divided into various groups for the Art, Bead-making, Tie/Dye and Drumming & Dancing sessions.

Children from kindergarten to early primary stages had a super fun art session. They drew things in and around their communities & library that inspired them.

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In the Bead-making session, the enthusiasm the kids showed during the season was over-whelming. We had four groups which produced beautiful key-holders, wrist beads & necklaces.

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During the tie/dye session, our volunteers gave the children a detailed demonstration on tie/dye. The children were so attentive and learned so fast they ran through the process in no time.

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Thanks to the Ministry of Tourism, a fraction of the children got to polish their talent in drumming & dancing with Antonio & his team of professional traditional drumming & dance instructors.

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One important part of our Ahaban Green Camps is the reading sessions. We had various groups consisting of not more than five children who read along with a volunteer. Their improvement in reading and lesson recall gives us hope that they’ll keep putting the library to good use.

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At the end of the sessions, outstanding participants got to share the newly learnt skills with the community. Outstanding children were rewarded for the efforts and later on goodies were shared to every child to kick off the Christmas festivities.

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Many thanks to Oheneyere Gifty Anti, Dotkad Mini Mart and not forgetting our volunteers that took time to come and spend time with the children.WhatsApp Image 2018-12-01 at 22.23.41and spend time with the children.

 

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World Children’s Day

Children have their rights denied every single day. Today is World Children’s Day, but it is no different.

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) aims to build a world where every child has the right to basic human needs such as freedom, food, water, shelter and education.

“World Children’s Day is a fun day with a serious message,” said the 14-year-old actor — who symbolically changed her name to Millie Bobby ‘Blue’ to mark the occasion. “It is a day where all children are encouraged to speak out about what matters to them, like education, safe spaces to learn and play, and positive environments. By going blue for UNICEF on this day, we are demanding the world provide a brighter future for kids.”

UNICEF works in 190 countries with the primary goal of saving children’s lives and defending their rights. Unfortunately, due to numerous humanitarian crises, millions of children worldwide live in complicated conditions.

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Ahaban Green Christmas

‘Ahaban Green Christmas’ starts on December 1st

‘AHABAN GREEN CHRISTMAS’, a charity project organised by the Ahaban Green Leaf Foundation (GLF), is set to commence from December 1- 26, 2018.

According to Ms Seli Tukpeyi, a volunteer of the foundation, the ‘Ahaban Green Christmas’ will work on five remarkable projects for young people in Ghana in the field of education, vocational training and healthcare.

In an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE, she explained that “On December 1, 2018, under the ‘Ahaban Green Christmas’ project, there will be the ‘Green Camp’, an initiative to help children between the aged 5- 15 learn vocational skills as well as reading skills to improve their reading to be moderated by Gifty Anti in Awo Dansoa’s library at Adumasa Akwaman in the Eastern Region.

“The ‘Street feeding project’will be on December 8, 2018, where volunteers of the foundation will partner with Gold Coast Network on their project to feed children in some parts of Accra.

“On December 14, there will be the ‘Christmas on wheels’ [in which] we will also give gifts and food to and also interact with children found on the street, just to celebrate Christmas with them and enlighten their day.

“There is the ‘Christmas Cup’, a football tournament organised by Soccer for Change foundation in Gomoa Fetteh, Central Region, to encourage young people to value football and education. One qualifies to play the tournament only if he/she goes to school. Ahaban is in partnership with this initiative and it will be held in Gomoa Fetteh on December 15.

“The fifth project, slated for the 26th December is dubbed the ‘C.A.R.E ShoeBox Project 2018’ where in partnership with the Gold Coast Volunteers. We would visit the town of Ankomah in the Eastern Region and present gifts for everyone in the community. There would also be a short visit to a tourist site nearby which also serves to promote tourism in Ghana.

Credits :  ERICA ARTHUR (Daily Heritage)

 

 

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Ahaban Green Camp – 6th Edition

The 6th edition of the Ahaban Green Camp Session happened on 19th May 2018 at Kathy Knowles Community Library.

We started off with a reading session in four (4) groups which were assisted by Ahaban volunteers. The kids read books on moral lessons in life which came in different titles like Humility, Generosity, Honesty, Truth etc. After reading, they were asked questions and what lessons they picked up from the stories read.

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We then moved on to the next session which were the Screen Printing and Bead Making Sessions. The kids were divided into two groups. A practical example of the bead making was done to show them how to create a bracelet  there after they were asked to try their hands on them. Awesome bracelets were produced by the kids. In the screen printing group on the other hand, the kids were shown the basic steps of the screen printing process after which they tried their hands on them.

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The kids were treated to refreshments after the session.

Huge thanks going out to the Director and workers of the Kathy Knowles Community Library for given us the opportunity to have time with the kids and help them learn new skills. Secondly, big thanks to Mrs. Pascaline Songsore for donating books to the Green Camp Session and not forgetting our volunteers that came through to help out.

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#GreenAtHeart – LeBron James Donates $41 Million To Send 1,100 Kids To College

NBA star, LeBron James has reportedly donated an unprecedented $41 million to put 1,100 Ohio kids through college. FORTY ONE MILLION!

The remarkable offering is part of his partnership with the University Of Akron, in which kids enrolled in his “I Promise” program will have the opportunity to receive a fully guaranteed four-year college scholarship.

Students enrolled in the program will need to first graduate high school within Akron’s public school system and achieve standard testing requirements, as well as fulfill some sort of community service obligation- which students will gladly do for a free ride to college.

“It’s the reason I do what I do. These students have big dreams, and I’m happy to do everything I can to help them get there. They’re going to have to earn it, but I’m excited to see what these kids can accomplish knowing that college is in their futures.” – LeBron James

 

Credit : www.hotnewhiphop.com

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Ahaban Mobile Shelter Program – The 6th Edition

The 6th edition of the Ahaban Mobile Shelter Program took place on 28th April at Christ Pentecostal Ministry, Community 1 Tema. We had a total of number 200 people which included the aged, the middle aged, the youth and kids as participants of the Program.

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We screened for Malaria, Hepatitis B, checked blood pressure and also had weight checks. Consultation sessions alongside BMI checks and  Acupuncture was also done.  A representative from the Cervical Cancer Unit briefed the participants on cervical cancer and personal hygiene.

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Food, water, drinks and clothes were giving out as soon the each participant finished the health screening processes.

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We would like to say a  big thank you to all our sponsors and organisations that played a huge part in making this Mobile Shelter a success.

1. Twellium Foundation
2. The Jaba family
3. Think3ice
4. Cervical Cancer Awareness team
5. Christ Pentecostal Ministries
6. New Crystal Health Services Ltd.
Not forgetting our dedicated volunteers that came through to help out.

Stay tuned for our next charity event!

Give and Grow!

 

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#GreenAtHeart – Kofi Kinaata Feeds 680 Inmates Of Sekondi Central Prison As Part Of Birthday Celebration

Born Martin KingArthur, multiple award winning Artiste Kofi Kinaata on Monday 16th April, 2018 celebrated his birthday with inmates of the Sekondi Central Prison.

Present at the birthday party were Kofi Kinaata’s father Pastor Charles King Arthur who shared words of encouragement with the inmates, Team Move as well as officers of the Sekondi Prisons.

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Speaking to the prisoners, Kofi Kinaata assured them that “We are with you in all ways. We care about you and you’re in our prayers.” Kofi Kinaata used verses from his inspirational song ‘Susuka’ to encourage them.

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Credit :www.ghanandwom.net

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Ahaban Green Camp (5th Edition)

The 5th edition of our Ahaban Green Camp happened on 24th March 2018  at Kathy Knowles Community Library.

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We kicked off with a reading session in which 4 groups which were created. Class 1&2, class 3&4, class 4&5 and class 6 & jhs 1) were assisted by four volunteers. The kids read, answered questions from the books and crowned it up by saying what the learnt from the story they read.

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We then moved on to the next session which was the Tye/Dye session. The processes involved in Tye/Dye where explained to the kids and a chance to ask questions about the processes was given to the kids. Cloths where given out to the kids to fold and tie in their own style, after that the cloths were soaked in water for some minutes after that dipped into the dye. After the cloths were dried out in the sun. About 30 minutes later, the cloths were untied and amazing designs were created.

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Screen printing session was the last activity of the day. The kids were taken through the whole process and they were allowed to try their hands on it.

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A big thank you to the director of Kathy Knowles Community Library for giving us the opportunity to teach the kids some vocational skills, not forgetting our committed volunteers who helped out during the session.

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