As part of Multikids Outdoor Education programme all students visited Tornu, in the Volta Region, to study Rural Life in Ghana. As part of this three day residential trip, students joined the local JSS to see how the school day went in rural Ghana. In exchange, students from Tornu visited Multikids last week to drum and dance during our parent's Open Day.
Multikids has a community link with Tornu School, in the Volta Region, through MIdogo Foundation The Head of Tornu School, Ben and one member of staff Steven are joining Multikids staff to train in Systems Thinking. The two week training is led by Jan Bisschops of Fascinating Education. Multikids is very excited about how some of the Systems Thinking techniques like mind mapping, connection circles, behaviour over time graphs will help engage the children in interactive learning.Thanks to Vodafone for funding Jan's flight to Ghana. Thanks to Jan for his time, especially since this is his holiday period!
This is Veronika Hanson, who trained in Appropriate Paper Technology (APT). Veronika has just won a small grant that has enabled her to open her own workshop in APT in Dzorwulu, Accra. Veronika trained in APT at New Horizon Special School, the school her daughter who has Cerebral Palsy, attended. As part of Multikids Community Outreach, students will be collecting newspaper and cardboard (including cereal boxes) to enable Veronika to make assistive equipment for the CP children at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The activity programme is led by Victor, a long term volunteer and artist in the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. Multikids co-ordinates with Victor to place volunteers and interns who can help the children living on the ward.
If you are a University Intern or a volunteer with relevant experience, and would like to join this programme, please Mandy@multikidsgh.com or mail us through the Teachers Beyond Borders website.
8 University of Ghana, Legon, students did a three month internship with Multikids and several took up their placement at CAROSS, where they had the opportunity to teach ICT to some of the older students. Computers were donated by IT School's Africa and HarperCollins and projects implemented by Teachers Beyond Borders.
Many of the children who live at the ward of The Accra Psychiatric Hospital need physiotherapy input. As part of their placement at Multikids, interns have the opportunity to interact with the children and aim to train the nurses in some physio techniques. Grace a nurse who accompanies Kofi Moses to Multikids on his Integration Programme is now following a course where she is learning how to use basic physio, occuptional therapy and speech therapy techniques to support the children in the ward.