Friends, donors, partners and well-wishers, we sincerely apologize for our inability to periodically update you on the goings-on in GLOVO. The past months have been very eventful and the organization was confronted with a myriad of administrative and logistical hitches. That notwithstanding, management left no stone unturned to make sure the organization flourished from grace to grace. Management believes that keeping you abreast of the happenings in GLOVO periodically will help you know the current state of affairs in GLOVO.
In July this year, the Executive Director of Morningstar Family Ministries in Canada paid a working visit to GLOVO in Ghana. As part of her itinerary, she and her team visited rural communities in GLOVO’s catchment area in the Agona West Municipality to donate clothing, footwear and other personal effects to children in these remote areas.
She also visited the GLOVO Academy and made some donations of learning materials to the pupils. Dr. Ferber also had time with the kids at the Maristan Home at GLOVO Village. Prior to her departure, a dinner was held for GLOVO Directors and their wives at a restaurant where a second Board meeting was also held to discuss ways of strengthening the ties that exist between GLOVO and Morningstar. Earlier in her visit, the GLOVO Executive had a Board meeting with the Morningstar boss on ways of reviewing the partnership agreement between GLOVO and Morningstar.
On volunteering, the Welwarts volunteers for the 2014/2015 ended the one-year voluntary internship service in July. Prior to their home country, Germany, GLOVO Management had a one day post- internship seminar for the volunteers. Management evaluated their work and presented certificates to the volunteers for their hard work. These volunteers did very well to support activities in their respective project areas. Some of them roofed and painted classroom blocks, some established libraries for their school and others raised funds to support ongoing infrastructure development at their project sites.
The five volunteers have since returned home safely. Since old seeds give birth to new seeds, after the departure of the volunteers new volunteers arrived in Ghana from Germany to begin a one-year voluntary internship programme with GLOVO. A one-week orientation seminar was held for these fresh volunteers to empower them with the requisite knowledge and attitude needed for the internship programme. After the seminar, they were assigned to host families and mentors. Since then, they are already working hard at their project areas.
We invite students and people who are interested to volunteer in Ghana to select GLOVO as a formidable receiving organization which provides avenues for young people to explore other
parts of the world. We have what it takes to host you and to offer you the requisite platform you need for effective volunteering. Both short and long term volunteers are welcome to our fold. You can also explore Ghana through GLOVO for our internship policies and charges are very flexible.
Our school, GLOVO Academy, began the new academic year in the second week of September this year to mark the beginning of the 2015/2016 academic year. The Academy is currently at stage six. The stage six classroom was made habitable through the assistance of Morningstar Family Ministries and Franzi, an immediate past volunteer from Germany. The school can now boast of a total student population of over 200 pupils yet the school bus can carry less than 20 pupils at a time. This is a source of concern as the low carrying capacity of the bus hampers punctuality to school and effective academic work. Besides, the congestion in the bus is a recipe for disaster. The school has a employed a new effective school Headmistress to steer the affairs of the school. The clinic is also working hand-in-hand to support the health needs of pupils in the school.
We wish you to remind you that some of the GLOVO kids still need sponsorship before they can go to school or make ends meet. Be a helper and a cheerful donor.