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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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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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