GLOVO USHERS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW HOPE
GLOVO ushered in the New Year with new hope to expanding its projects and programmes and to renewing its contract agreements with its developmental partners.
During the last quarter of 2012, much was done but we were unable to furnish you with news. We carried out our usual child support, child monitoring, and volunteering service and programmes. However, the annual end of year party for GLOVO children was not organized due to lack of funding.
|Construction of Glovo Clinic|
In January 2013, the Directors of GLOVO thought it wise to acquire extra land for future expansion hence the acquisition of another one acre land meant for GLOVO projects. We wish to extend our invitation to all lovers and donors to come and support the construction of the GLOVO village which is still under construction. A lot of constructional works are underway at the GLOVO village. A foundation for a clinic to serve the village and the three surrounding communities has been dug. Start-up funding came from an American philanthropist however we still seek support from you too to enable us build the clinic to provide health services to humanity in deprived communities.
|Thank you our cherish donors|
With support from Dr. Carmen Ferber from Canada and Larissa Da Costa, a volunteer from Brazil, a third classroom has been built, roofed and cemented and is now ready to be used. Still on classrooms at the village, GLOVO-Germany has started the construction of a four-classroom block to enhance teaching and learning. Since management of GLOVO wishes to move the pre-school to the new site in September this year, the commencement of the project by GLOVO –Germany came at the right time when funding had become a problem. The toilet facilities and other washrooms are half complete but funding has become a challenge now.
|House To House Monitoring|
In a similar vein, the mechanisized well which is hoped to supply drinking water to the entire village when completed has stagnated due to lack of funding. Meanwhile the Stage One and Two pupils of the Academy are schooling there but find it difficult to get potable water for drinking and other domestic chores. We therefore wish to use this medium to make this passionate appeal to donors, past Glovo volunteers, organizations, churches, schools and individuals to come to our aid to ensure early completion of these numerous projects.
|Volunteering with a difference|
Happily, our volunteering service is growing from grace to grace. We are poised to receiving more volunteers this year. Kultur-Life, our solid volunteering partner, has worked tremendously to ensure that we receive short term volunteers from time to time. Kudos, for the excellent work. Flora and Henrike arrived on February 1, 2013 to begin their volunteering service in Ghana. We hope to receive more volunteers this year so that we can expand our project areas to other parts of Ghana.
YOU WILL NOT REGRET SUPPORTING GLOVO PROJECT IN GHANA.
BE PART OF GLOVO TEAM NOW
The Glovo Academy is also growing steadily though with some challenges such as staff salaries, transportation and feeding of pupils, poor parental attitude and the likes. That aside, enrolment is better as compared to last year and we hope that when good infrastructure, playing equipment and teacher motivation are in place, Glovo Academy will soar higher. Please kindly click the link below to view our latest view on youtube.
We wish you well and believe you will respond positively to our passionate appeal.
GLOVO DONATES TO RURAL COMMUNITIES IN GHANA
|The team visited Priscilla at Agona Bobikuma|
As a way of strengthening the bond of co-operation that exists between Morningstar- Canada and GLOVO- Ghana and further renewing the partnership agreement between these two organizations, the Executive Director of Morningstar Family Ministries visited Ghana for the third time in November and left for Canada on December 3, 2012. She had a bilateral discussion with the executive Board of Glovo. As part of her itinerary, she visited the Glovo Academy and took part in the school`s Parent-Teacher Association meeting where she pledged to support the school.
|Donation at Otaiprow|
She later donated clothing and assorted household effects to the teeming parents who attended the meeting. Earlier, she donated clothing and other items to some poor rural communities dotted around the Swedru municipality. All was joy, thanksgiving and appreciation. She later witnessed a football match between Glovo Academy and Oteiprow Basic School.
|All for me??? Glovo says YES|
On 14th December 2012, Management of Glovo and all workers at Glovo Academy visited Asifaw, a farming community in the Eastern Region and made a huge donation of items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis. The items included clothing, footwear, educational materials, toys and medication. This is the second time Glovo has come to the aid of that deprived community. It will be recalled that Glovo registered more than one hundred children in the village under the National Health Insurance Scheme. Children who were hitherto not healthy can now access medical care free of charge. After the donation the school staff visited the wondrous umbrella rock at Asifaw which is the biggest in Africa. In fact it was a thrilling experience for all.
|Staff of Glovo Academy under the Umbrella rock at Asifaw.|
The school project is progressing steadily and within a period of just one year enrolment has increased to more than 140 pupils. This is spectacular but we are not complacent in our efforts. We are planning to move the entire school from the old site to the new side. This brings in its wake a huge financial challenge which Glovo cannot bear alone. It is against this backdrop that we call on charitable individuals, families, schools and organizations to partner our effort to make this dream a reality.
In a similar vein a huge sign post has been erected on the Glovo village site to inform our cherished and prospective donors that the Glovo village project is neither a mirage nor fiasco. With your support we are determined to impact positively on the lives of the people in those communities. We hope to make the village a centre of excellence as far as education, health, social work and recreation are concerned. We need funding to ensure a successful completion of the village.
Our volunteering partnership with Kultur-Life has been strengthened and the project is growing from grace to grace. However we wish to expand our corridors to working in other regions in Ghana hence our call for more volunteers from other organizations abroad. As I write this article Larissa, a volunteer from Brazil, has just arrived to work for Glovo at Swedru Government Hospital for 8 weeks. She was posted here through Partnering organization, AISEC.
Volunteering in Glovo is more fulfilling, rewarding and enterprising due to our well defined policies governing the conduct, work and accommodation of all volunteers.
On behalf of Glovo executive board, workers and children of Glovo we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
THE GENESIS OF GLOVO VILLAGE
|Construction of the two classroom|
Through thick and thin, Management of the school worked tirelessly to provide a new classroom block to accommodate pupils in stages one and two since the wooden structure constructed on the rented land is congested. Throughout the long vacation, Management worked feverishly to ensure that two classrooms were ready for use when school resumed on 11th September, 2012. Amazingly, that dream came to pass and now those classes mentioned have a place to study though there are still challenges we are grappling with.
|Stage two chidren|
|Giving hope to children through education|
The third edition of the annual Back-to-School Project which aims at enrolling children of school-going ages in school and also providing support to brilliant but needy children started few days ago on a low note due to lack of funding. This year, we could not sew new school uniforms as we used to do but rather supplied educational materials to the over one hundred kids under our care in 13 communities in Agona West and Agona East district respectively. Meanwhile, the school uniforms we sewed for them two years ago have outlived their usefulness and need replacement. You can support this project materially or financially in order that orphans and children with physical disability can be retained in schools. Support can be channeled through www.betterplace.org
|House -To - House Monitoring in Nkranfom|
|Kultur-Life in Ghana|
Our volunteering project is growing steadily and people all over the world wish to witness the mouth watering projects GLOVO is carrying out in Ghana. Our projects are well defined; our care for volunteers is superb and our host family system is one of the best you can ever get. This platform is used to commend good effort of our partner volunteering organization Kultur-Life in Germany. Kultur- Life had made great differences in volunteering services in Ghana. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and show them the fantastic Ghanaian hospitality and culture, in the course of the cultural exchange internship programme.
GLOVO Academy! The future looks Brighter!!
GLOVO! Caring Unto Maturity!