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Ahaban Green Camp – Gloria Pointers Girls’ School

Our first Green Camp Session of the year kicked off with a visit to Gloria Pointers Girls’ School in Agona Nkum, which is located in the Central Region.
We were warmly welcomed by the pupils and patrons of the school on arrival. After a word of prayer, we started the Green Camp Session with the different the activities planned for the day.
The girls were divided and placed into three groups according to their classes. We had the Drawing & Painting, Bead- Making and Tie/Dye groups.
In the Drawing and Painting Group, kids were asked to visualize and paint out things they like to do or be in the future.

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In the Bead – Making Session, the kids were taught how to string beads in order to produce key holders. Beautiful keyholders were produced at the end of the session.

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During the Tie/Dye Session, the kids in that group were taken through the process of tie/dye and were given cut-up linen to try their hands on what they learned from the demostration. Colourful tie/dye cloths were produced at the end of the session.

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We introduced Computer Literacy Session to our list of activities and pupils of Gloria Pointer Girls School had feel of it. We took them through fundamentals of the computer and they caught on it really quickly which was impressive.

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We wrapped the Green Camp with a reading session in which everyone was involved. Kids told us in their own words, the moral or lessons they learnt from the stories they read.

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Many thanks to patrons of Gloria Pointers Girls School for giving us the opportunity to come and show love to the girls, representatives from Gye Nyame Leo Club Ghana, Ms. Verlica, Nyonyo Foods and to all Ahaban GLF volunteers that took time off to spend time with the kids.

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Ahaban Green Camp – New Horizon Special School

Our first project of the year, Ahaban Green Camp was held on Friday 26th January at New Horizon Special School with Bead Making, Screen Printing and Tie and Dye as part of the activities to be done with some of the kids.

Activities started around 10:00 and we had volunteers divided into two groups in which some were in the beading class and the others in the screen printing and tie and dye class.

The kids were taught how to make customized beads, a sample was done to show them how its made. Four volunteers assisted the kids in making these beads and to their knowledge they were able to produce 20 customized beads.

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The screen printing class which was led by Mr Samuel Wilson, explained to the class how the mesh and other material are been laid on the wood to get a screen for printing. After that he then showed them how to make samples for the screen printing. After tutorials the kids tried their hands on it and produced awesome samples.

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After this we proceeded to the tie and dye session.  The whole ideas of the this was to teach the kids how to tie and dye with T-shirts. We taught them how to mix the acids and colour to get the desired dye. After that each kid was given a piece of cloth to tie into their desired style. The dye was poured onto each tied cloth to achieve the colour. They were assisted by volunteers to tie up the T shirts to produce the final work and we had such beautiful designs and patterns created through the process.

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We like to thank the principal of New Horizon Special School for opening their doors to us to spend time and teach the kids these skills. Big thanks to our awesome volunteers who also made time out of their busy schedules.

Stay tuned for our next Ahaban Green Camp.

Give and Grow!