Monday, 8 February 2016

ONE CHILD ONE CUP PROJECT




DONATIONS TO CURB COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (ONE CUP PER PUPIL PROJECT)

Water saves life when it is wholesome and used hygienically, but it can also be source of many diseases when contaminated. In most basic schools in Ghana, teachers make water available for pupils and teachers for use. Unfortunately in most basic schools, pupils drink from the same barrel with one cup. This obviously continues to pose serious health risk to school pupils who ignorantly do not adhere to routine hygienic activities of washing the cups thoroughly after use. This is simply a dangerous phenomenon that must be curbed fast and now.

 
IGI as part of helping curb this health risk has started a project dubbed “One Cup per Child” for Basic schools in Ghana. The project started on the 29th January 2016, as IGI donated water barrels and cups to some selected schools during a well attended donation ceremony at Akim Oda Experimental Basic School.

To ensure the objective of curbing communicable diseases such as Cholera, Tuberculosis, Diarrhea etc in the basic schools, IGI embossed the cups with the names of the individual pupils, so that a cup becomes a permanent property of a pupil whose name is embossed on a cup, and he or she uses the cup alone. Schools such as Akim Oda St. Luke Catholic Basic School, Akim Oda Presby Basic School, Akim Oda S.D.A Basic School, Akim Oda Ridge Experimental Basic School and Agona Swedru Glovo Academy got donations of cups and water barrels.

IGI believes its goal of ensuring zero occurrences of communicable diseases in basic schools will be achieved with this project. IGI also hopes to extend this project to other deprived communities in Ghana this year with everyone’s involvement in the project.
Additionally, IGI volunteer, Alina from Germany also donated a laptop computer to Glovo Academy at the ceremony. IGI also presented certificates of Voluntary Internship to some volunteers who have served as Teaching Assistants at Glovo Academy, S.D.A Basic School and St. Luke Catholic from September and November 2015 to January 2016.


Acknowledging the importance of the project, the Public Relations Officer (P.R.O) of Ghana Education Service at Birim Central expressed deep gratitude to IGI for the project which will serve as a wake-up call for the schools to follow suit. The officials from Social Welfare and Community Development at Birim Central were also delighted that IGI is really helping some communities that are in serious need. The
 beneficiary schools which attended the ceremony with some pupils as representatives did various demonstrations about the project and also expressed their joy for the donations


IGI BUILDING COMMUNITIES ASSETS 

IGI believes, donations such as these though small will definitely perform crucial function in dealing with communicable diseases in schools. This is the beginning, so you can be part of it no matter how small your contribution may be.  Donate to buy a cup for a child and help stop the spread of communicable diseases in schools.


IGI Team 2016

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

END OF YEAR REPORT 2015


IGI conducted various activities under four important portfolios which were been: Community Development, Education, Healthcare, Youth and Women empowerment and Voluntary Services.

 
 EDUCATION
IGI donated various educational and learning materials to some schools which were novels, exercise books, pens, pencils, erasers, mathematical sets and others to pupils. These gestures from IGI in education in general have gone along way of enhancing the improvement of education in the beneficiary schools and in the lives of the pupils.
                                                            
 HEALTH CARE
IGI did a number of activities in its catchment areas towards the general improvement of quality health care delivery in Ghana. IGI organized health sensitization programs on malaria, personal hygiene, berhazia in some communities. IGI also donated some mosquito nets to some pregnant women and children in these rural communities in 2015. IGI also supported the treatment cost of some people who fell on the NGO for various assistances on medical treatment at tertiary hospitals.
IGI will definitely work towards the improvement in the coming years so as to feed into the general vision of ensuring qualitative health care delivery in the country.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

In the year 2015, IGI performed numerous projects in some communities aimed at improving communities’ assets as well as imparting positively on the qualitative livelihood of the people. Additionally, to equip development aid workers and donors with some reliable data on some rural communities that were in dire need of supports, IGI conducted some community profiling. The projects were carried to collect data on demography, health and education issues, sources of livelihood and other relevant information for development planning on communities.


VOLUNTEERING
Youth work camps
IGI organized youth work camps that provided both local and foreign volunteers the opportunity to interact with rural communities and harnessed the competence of the communities in addressing some challenges in some deprived communities.

 Placement of volunteers 



 IGI recruited local and foreign volunteers in 2015 and placed them in some institutions that had requested for volunteers to perform some activities in these institutions in Health, Education, Community Development, Child care. These volunteers have been actively been engaged as Teaching Assistants helping substantive Ghanaian teachers in the teaching of Mathematics, General Science, English, Creative Arts, I.C.T. and child care. These volunteers contributed immensely in the improvement of education in Ghana in 2015.

IGI hopes to continue creating opportunity for altruistic youths living anywhere on the globe to be part of sustainable pursuit of development in Ghana through volunteerism in the coming years. Why not choose something different for your 2016 New Year Resolution?
Rather than just making a goal to improve yourself, how about committing to helping others next year? 2016 is the year that you can make an impact and inspire in the lives of others by volunteering abroad with Inspire Global Ideas .

      YOUTH AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
IGI organized various activities aimed at empowering the youth and creating leverage for women especially in the rural areas to be able to take care of their children. These activities included skills training presentations for women and entrepreneurial seminars for some youths. These afforded the beneficiaries to be endowed with other reliable sources of creating decent sources of livelihood for themselves.
IGI will continue to extend these gestures to women and youths I deprived communities in other to alleviate the plight of the vulnerable.


ACKNOWLEDGMENT


 IGI would like to extend its profound gratitude to some institutions and organizations which assisted in diverse ways in the activities of IGI in 2015.
They were; Social Welfare and Community Development in the Agona West, Akuapim North and Birim Central, Agona West Municipal Assembly, Birim Municipal Assembly and Akuapim North Municipal Assembly. The German Development and Foreign Cooperation, Worldview/Hope for Life, Welwarts all in Germany, KBC Belgium and Genepool in Canada, Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service.















IGI was convinced that its operations were really crucial in the development of the sectors that the NGO was involved in 2015. IGI believes these institutions and organizations will continue to support IGI in its activities in the coming year 2016. 

There are things that are sometimes left undone and there are things that can be left sometimes unsaid, but wishing someone like you can’t ever be left, so we take this moment to wish you all and your loved ones a joyous and wonderful New Year.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD


World leaders also visited NYC for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. They decided upon 17 Global Goals, committing to ending poverty and inequality and tackling climate change by 2030.


What are the 2015 Global Goals?
1.    No Poverty
2.    Zero Hunger
3.    Good Health and Well-Being
4.    Quality Education
5.    Gender Equality
6.    Clean Water and Sanitation
7.    Affordable and Clean Energy
8.    Decent Work and Economic Growth
9.    Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
17. Partnership for the Goals


We are excited about the new development goals, and we’re committed to providing volunteers with opportunities to serve others and help achieve lasting change.



Inspire Global Ideas is a leading non-profit organization in the field of sustainable international volunteer work. Our vision is vision is to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international or local volunteers.

We believe that local communities are in the best position to determine their needs, and we provide volunteers to help them achieve their goals. 



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