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Friday, 27 February 2015

Reaching the grassroots!!

This week’s blog comes to you courtesy of Paul and Fraser!

 After successfully securing a day from the chief of the Sagnerigu community last week for a community sensitization, this week started with preparation and rehearsing. 

We also received some happy news from two para-sports athletes with whom we work closely, Yakuub and Aisha, who were competing in South Africa recently.

Much of this week was spent in preparation for Thursday’s community sensitisation.
We not only had to create and rehearse a new presentation, we had to organise the event itself, which involved hiring chairs, performing our own publicity work, setting up the theatre and even ensuring that all were properly watered throughout. 

The sensitisation, despite some last minute changes, went well and our preparation paid off. 
The Ghana Blind Union’s drama group also gave a fantastic performance of their play which got everybody’s attention. 

Mr Samed was approached by eleven of our spectators last night for further information on disabilities and a total of 362 people turned up to the presentation!

Yakuub and Aisha brought us back some good news from South Africa. Yakuub took bronze and Aicha took home a gold in the respective events! 

The Resource Centre works closely with both para-athletes and we are all very pleased for them. Hopefully this will herald bigger achievements and perhaps a shot at glory in the Ghanaian Paralympic team!


Despite being so busy this week we were able to distribute the newsletter and make a start on organising our workshop for Head-teachers and Circuit Supervisors, the first one of which will take place on the 5th of March. Much of next week will be consumed in preparation for this event – the first one of our cohort! 

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