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World Mental Health Day

On October 10, people across the globe come together to shed a positive light on mental health during World Mental Health Day.

Today aims to highlight global mental health education, awareness & advocacy and to reduce stigma to make way for more people to seek the help and support they deserve. This is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health.
Ensure that not just today but everyday, you look after yourself and those around you.❤️🍃
#WorldMentalHealthDay

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Ahaban Volunteer Program

Ahaban GLF believes strongly in building the capacity of our volunteers. We can only give more when we have the capacity to do so. Through our capacity building activities we’ll be seeking to help our volunteers discover and develop skills and talents, advance their education and careers as well as improve your own well being. All with the goal of getting them in a better position to in turn give to someone else in need.

Our capacity building activities will include:

Mentorship/counseling sessions
Training workshops
Educational Scholarship opportunities

These activities will be organized and managed by the Ahaban Volunteer Network (AVN)

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Ahaban Green Camp – 9th Edition at Osu Presby. Preparatory School

On the 27th of April 2019, Ahaban the Green Leaf Foundation held their 9th Ahaban Green Camps program at the Osu Presbyterian Preparatory School, Osu.

They had children coming in from schools in Osu, Labadi and its environs and were hosted by the Osu Eben-ezer Presby CDC, Osu.

Starting off with the reading sessions, the kids were split up into small age appropriate groups. Pronunciation of words and understanding of the books were some of the things the volunteers focused on. Some of the kids struggled a little with certain words but at the end of the session, they came out as champs.

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They then went on to teach screen printing as well as tie and dye and the sessions and crowned it with the computer literacy sessions. The kids were impressively knowledgeable in basic computer knowledge and had pretty in-depth questions which were answered by the Ahaban team.

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The program ended with a recap of all that was learnt and the kids went away with snacks and food from our donors and sponsors.

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The Ahaban team couldn’t have done this without sponsors, volunteers and donors and would like to acknowledge the following:

  1. Osu Eben-ezer Presby Child Development Center
  2. Marina Supermarket: Marilan Wafer
  3. Waakye Guy Guy

 

We can’t wait to hold our 10th Ahaban Green Camp in June!

Give & Grow!

 

 

 

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World Autism Awareness Day

Not only is today, April 2 World Autism Awareness Day — the entire month of April is World Autism Month.

It might be noticeable that more folks than usual are wearing the color blue to mark the day and help bring awareness.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a broad range of conditions that affects a person’s social skills and communication. The organization Autism Speaks says there are many subtypes of autism and each are “influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.”

Groups supporting people with autism have collaborated on public service campaigns to increase awareness. The ABC television network has a popular prime-time drama called “The Good Doctor” in which the main character is a surgeon with autism.

There is a lot of work being done to shed light on the disorder as well as raise funds for research on it

 

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Ahaban Mobile Shelter – 9th Edition

Ahaban the Green Leaf Foundation held the 9th Edition of the Ahaban Mobile Shelter in the community of Anyaa at the All Saints Lutheran Church on the 23rd of March 2019.

With the help of the International Healthcare Center, they checked the vitals and screen a little over 200 people; majority being children, for Malaria and HIV. Before that,  there was an educative talk on HIV as well as Malaria and personal hygiene by representatives from the International Healthcare Center and Cervical Cancer Awareness Unit respectively.

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After the medical screening, participants were given clothes, food packs as well drinks to take home.

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Thanks to the Marina Supermarket, they were able to give Oro Insecticide Spray to the families that attended while encouraging them to keep a mosquito- free household.

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A huge thank you to the host, sponsors, volunteers and everyone who contributed to make it yet another successful Mobile Shelter!
1. All Saints Lutheran CDC
2. International HealthCare Center
3. Marina Supermarket: Oro Spray, Marilan Wafers, Don Simon & Power Malt.
4. ILounge Restaurant
5. Joy Sweets and Savouries
Watch out for the next Mobile Shelter in May 2019.
Give & Grow!