This week started at 9am on Monday with Community Engagement. The theme for this week was Healthy Eating. The team aimed to find out what the practices in Abrobiano on Eating healthily, issues as eating regular foods and having a variety in their diet. Also advising on water issues, drinking only clean boiled water.
Community engagement getting exciting
We continued this over Tuesday and Wednesday at 9am each morning until 11am. On Monday afternoon we also continued working on our water sachet football net, which we are very close to finishing. We then further discussed some issues in our ACD – Community development as a group led by Caroline, Suzzy and Jeremiah.
The Team’s ACD
On Tuesday we had Naomi and Tom acting as Team Leaders for the day, taking charge of the day’s program. We also held peer education session, which was on the topic of Life skills facilitated by Teiko and Kezia. Within this session we did a creative session making necklaces and bracelets out of the shells from the beach. The session was well attended and successfully and the pupils very much enjoyed themselves, giving them a change to be creative which they don’t really do in school.
On Wednesday all volunteers went to the schools to partake in the Wednesday worship workshop (WWW). Within this we had 10 minutes to engage the pupils on certain topics. We attended three schools, Abro Primary, Islamic and JHS. The topic taught in the primary schools was Rubbish and sanitation and in the JHS, the topic taught was Teenage pregnancy.
Future coming topics in the primary schools are, Exercise, personal hygiene and HIV/AIDS. The next topics taught in the JHS are on Abortion, HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS testing. In the afternoon the sports day committee continued to organize the sports day event, taking part on this coming Saturday. As well as this, the sketch groups also planned their individual sketches for the sports day event, which were focusing on Waste disposal and food hygiene.
From 4pm we did our football training on the pitch, which was lots of fun!
In the evening, Joanne and Naomi held the weekly social at their house, with music, dancing, pineapple, watermelon and drink, as well as some delicious sausages!
On Thursday morning we finished the football net, attaching it to the goal post this was a great success and works very well. Especially for the sports day event which took place on the Saturday.
Sachet net woven unto the football pole by the team
Within the afternoon we had My Culture Day (MCD) held by Jeremiah, and he educated us on Jamaica as this is his culture. We all learnt a lot of things from this, for example – what each of the colors mean in their national flag. We also had our football training.
On Friday, a few people visited cape coast to get the prizes and awards for the Sports day event and the food vendors.
Saturday is our Sports Day health awareness event for the community, focusing on Rubbish and Sanitation. The day started at 8am, setting up and the games began at 1.30pm. Starting the day with lime and spoon race, sack race and t-roll running which the local school children participated in and thoroughly enjoyed. We also had to sketches throughout the day, educating the audience on waste disposal and food hygiene. After there were two football matches, Abro Primary and Islamic schools played against each other, the score from this was 1:0 to Abro Primary. The second football match was between L attitude ICS volunteers and the JHS team, the score from this was 1:0 to JHS. The football was a huge success and everyone came on board. For all the participants taking place were given prizes, as well as certificates to the schools. The winners of the Football matches received a soap stations for their Efforts.
The team demonstrating the T-roll race to the contestants
On Sunday was our free day, chilling in Abrobiano. Until 4pm when we had a food venders workshop, with a health personnel from outside Abrobiano coming in to educate the vendors. They received prizes, such as aprons, utensils and certificates. The vendors who attended the workshop were very engaging and enjoyed themselves.
Sports day winners showing their presents
The star volunteer of the week was Edem an ICV for his hard work and morale boosting jokes on the team.
It was all about the Sports day…