NOTICE ON CHARITY PROJECTS & 5TH ANNIVERSARY ACTIVITIES

In our attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and contribute to the fight
against this global pandemic, we’ve decided to put certain measures in place
to protect both volunteers and beneficiaries of our charitable projects. As such
please take note of the following:

⁃ The Ahaban Benefit Concert has been postponed till further notice.

⁃ All Ahaban outreach programs including Mobile Shelters & Green
Camps are on hold for now. Our outreach teams do not have the
requisite protective gear to prevent the spread or detection of
COVID-19. As such it would be best to hold off on any activities
that may put our beneficiaries and volunteers at risk of being infected
or spreading the virus to others.

These measures are in line with the suggested preventive method of avoiding
gatherings that might put people at risk of spreading COVID19. As we wait for
this to blow over, we will be focusing our efforts on spreading the word on
preventive measures:

– Wash your hands frequently with soap and running water for at least
20secs.

– Use hand sanitisers as much as possible, and remember to dispose of
any tissue paper you cough or sneeze in immediately after use.

– Please call the emergency lines provided below if you experience any
of the COVID-19 symptoms.

0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 & 0558439868

It’s unfortunate that this global pandemic comes at a time of our 5th
anniversary, but let’s continue to look out for each other by spreading the word
of prevention, and the hope of recovery for any persons already infected.

Antoine Mensah
(Director: Ahaban GLF)

Ahaban Benefit Concert Postponed

In our attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and complying with preventive methods, we wish to inform you of our decision to postpone ‘Adina Live! – The Ahaban Benefit Concert’ to a later date.

We would like to thank all of our donors, sponsors and volunteers for all your contributions and joint effort you’ve put in preparations towards this event.

A new date will be communicated as soon as the threat of the virus spread blows over. We’d like to encourage everyone to adhere to all the safety and preventive measures outlined by the WHO and all official health authorities.

– Wash your hands frequently with soap and running water for at least
20secs.

– Use hand sanitisers as much as possible, and remember to dispose of
any tissue paper you cough or sneeze in immediately after use.

– Please call the emergency lines provided below if you experience any
of the COVID-19 symptoms.

0552222004, 0552222005, 0509497700 & 0558439868

Let’s continue to look out for each other by spreading the word of prevention, and the hope of recovery for any persons infected already.

Adina teams up with Ahaban GLF for Benefit Concert!

Award winning Ghanaian songstress Adina Thembi, is teaming up with the NGO Ahaban GLF to raise funds for its mobile shelter program. In the last 5 years Ahaban GLF has held 10 shelter programs across Accra; providing health screening, treatment and health education, as well as clothes and food to the homeless in different communities across Accra. Adina is adding her voice and talent in the call for the support for this initiative. Together, our aim is to expand the mobile shelter program and achieve our 2021 goal of having permanent shelters across the city for the homeless. A place where they can find hope, restoration and health care. The concert, scheduled for Saturday 28th March, 2020 will also feature the Characters Band, Highlife band Kwan Pa, Kidi & Kuami Eugene amongst others. Adina Live! will take place at Alliance Francaise at 6pm. Tickets are currently on sale for GHS50.00. All proceeds from the concert, will go towards the mobile shelter projects for the rest of this year. For further enquiries, support and more information you can visit www.ahabanglf.org/adinalive or call 0550252793

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

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)

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.

Ahaban reading

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.

Ahaban Screen Ahaban Drawing

computer

Ahaban Tie dye

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.

recap

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Group ahaban

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!

 

 

 

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