On the morning of Saturday 16th March we were all involved in Core Programme, where the three groups (Social, Health and Soccer) all had specific activities where they involved the children in learning whilst playing soccer. The activities included HIV Awareness and Prevention of Anger within soccer.
On Sunday, the majority of the team attended churches in the morning, with some watching the football in ‘The Spot’ in the afternoon/evening.
On Monday, we all came together at the office at 10am, where we planned, marketed and researched our first event, which was decided to be a Job Fair on 13th June. Other activities of the day were based on Livelihood Project preparation for the first lessons to be held on Tuesday 19th May, which were ICT and Reading/Writing. Throughout the day, we all worked on the sachet nets which are progressing very well. Homework Club was happening in the evening between 4-5pm, where the children were helped with their homework and were educated on different subjects.
The next day, we continued with the event planning, budgeting and research into additional businesses and vacancies that can be involved within the event. Tuesday was another day where we worked on sachet nets as a group to progress even further. Week 3 also saw Sabiha and Evans have their very interesting Learning Day, which was based on Poverty. Our Livelihood Project was up and running between 1pm-3pm, straight after Lunch. It was an hour based on ICT, as well as an hour on Reading and Writing. It was a challenge due to the different skill and ability levels of those students that attended the Project.
During the morning on Wednesday, we decided as a team to contact radio stations for air time to raise awareness of the upcoming event, we also decided to create invitations for businesses to invite them to the Job Fair. Homework Club was attended by all the team after lunch where the children learned and enjoyed the afternoon whilst interacting with their friends and teachers.
On the morning of Thursday 21 May, Mark and Joe had their Culture days. Joe gave a very interesting presentation on the history of video gaming and how it has shaped who he is today, and Mark based his Culture Day on the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The group were all engaged and asked many questions. Straight after question and answer time for the two lads, Nadia and Lawrencia also had their Culture Day; Nadia’s Culture Day was based on South London and Lawrencia’s culture was again based on the Ashanti Region of Ghana, where she paid close attention to the naming ceremony. Both presentations were presented in different manners and various cultures that they see and find within their area, making it interesting and fascinating.
The next day, before and after lunch, we were split into different teams and headed into three different directions within Cape Coast to try and recruit more businesses and vacancies for the event on 13th June. The outing and team bonding proved to be very successful and we recruited many businesses and created many more job vacancies for those people who will be attending the Job Fair looking for a job.