Monday turned out to be the Ghanaian spring bank holiday, similar to that of the UK’s so the volunteers had the day off to relax and do as they pleased.
Tuesday started with us all attending out school sessions. The topic of conversation for the students was malaria, AIDS and hep B. After that we returned to the famous mango tree to discuss what we talked about in class and how we were received. Following that we took the time to make the health awareness banners (used by previous cycle) look presentable and informative, leading up to Saturday’s health awareness event. Then lunch, woop! After lunch, those who teach in Abro MA primary took the posters we made down to the classes to stick them up. We hope the children take the time to read them, as well as learn them then we planned our WWW class ready for tomorrow.
Wednesday: Today was the de-worming day in the schools. Finally, we set up initially at the Abro Islamic school after our WWW and proceeded with the de-worming the children. Will it was hectic due to the lot of population of children, it was a rewarding experience. Worms were killed, fingers were hit and hoorahs shouted. Never was MA primary and Junior High school. Overall, the day was rewarding and the group moral was high. We fell like we finally made something tangible. This all stemmed from our work awareness and in schools.
Thursday: All volunteers reported at the office at the usual time (9:00). Since the team leaders were having a class section at Abro Islamic school we had to wait for them to come. But before that, we had a youth net representative from the university who will be spending the rest of the weeks with us. She introduced herself as Isha who will be willing to answer any questions we have about the Youth Net and so forth. The team leaders arrived later in the morning and we had a lesson on BMI which was about the formula or how to measure the BMI of someone.
BMI= weight in kg/ Heights in metres^2
Next was HIV, where we got to know the types of HIV i.e. type 1 and type 2. Also the four was of transmission. Last but not the least was the HIV testing, which is in two ways:
- Anti bodies
Friday: As usual we all got to the office at the normal time. The first section was about planning the community engagement talk which after we moved on to the coming week. There after we moved on to the KWIK day for the AZONTO dance came about. It origin and how it became famous. She also taught how to perform the dance with the use the feet, hand and hips and also various you can do when doing the dance such as washing boxing, driving and making lip. After her KWIK, Jordan also had his KWIK on topic “international system”. Next was volunteer for the week where Willis won due to his marvelous work during the cape coasters visit.
Lastly, we crowned the day with a surprise birthday party which was held at the office to celebrate Abigail’s 22nd Birthday.