I have achieved my goal of new football shirts, now help to supply a health clinic with needed new resources in Ghana!
Thanks to some amazing sponsorships and support from Clarke Designs and KiwiT’s, we have been able to get new personalised football shirts for children in Ghana which they will receive in July but this generosity has opened my eyes to the good we can do for the people in Ghana - therefore all extra funds raised will go towards the under-resourced community health centre where I have been working for the last 5 months.
Throughout the clinic, they are often lacking basic hygienic supplies such as hand sanitizers and gloves. The labour ward is a small stuffy room with no fan and the three small beds have only a rubber mat with no sheets for incoming patients. The delivery room is simply a table where labour patients lay. All their equipment has to be boiled in chlorine as they have no way to sterilise equipment and there is a shortage of aprons for the midwives that deliver. Attached to the clinic, there is also a prosthetic centre which, in the words of one of the workers, operated through “improvise” with equipment that is all outdated and second-hand.
The supplies the clinic most desperately need are:
- Nebuliser machine
- Suctioning machine x 2 (one is needed in the clinic and one is needed in the prosthetic centre)
- Rubber aprons
- Hand sanitisers
Football shirts -
As most of you know, I’ve been living in Ghana for the last few months volunteering. Since the very start of my placement, myself a few other volunteers have been travelling to a village near by to play a weekly game of football with a bunch of the children there. These kids are some of the happiest, funniest, most spirited people I have ever met and despite the fact that we play on bumpy uneven dirt grounds with half flat balls, the games I play with them have been the highlight of my experience so far.
As you can probably imagine, these children don’t have sports gear anywhere close to what we have in New Zealand. When we go to a sports game or the gym, we have our branded shoes and some overpriced dri-fit top and shorts so we can perform or workout to the best of our abilities. In Ghana, the kids usually come to our games with barefeet - sandals if they’re lucky or the odd pair of tattered sneakers - and whatever clothes they had been wearing that day.
I’ve started this givealittle page (LINK IN BIO) to raise some money in hopes that when I leave, I’ll be able to give each child their very own sports shirts that they can wear whenever they’re out and about playing games. I know the shirts would mean the world to all these children so any amount that you can donate would be hugely appreciated!
Thank you so much ❤️⚽️❤️
All the money raised will go towards brand new sports shirts as well as to cover the costs for screen printing to make them extra special for the kids :)