Wofa is the house dad and administrator at the Save Them Young orphanage where I have been going since June. Currently the home is one of our regular mercy ministry projects. Last night, the Kronester family and myself hosted Wofa, his wife Alice and their three children on board. We had tacos in our Pacific Dining Room.
Our HIV/AIDS program uses a three-phase approach which will be implemented in Tema and Ashaiman.
• Phase I – Sensitize/De-stigmatize – five, one-day sensitizing workshops (one per month) for faith community using the ‘Starting Over’ movie and training tool by Gospel Communications International as the basis for planned discussions.
• Phase II – Strategize – five, two-day capacity building workshops (one per month) for church volunteers to learn care and support program planning and design.
• Phase III – Empower – five, two-day training workshops (one per month) that will provide training in each city in the following areas: one palliative care work shop, one foster care of OVC workshop, one prevention and peer counseling workshop. Training tools are also provided such as prevention movies, peer counseling interactive CD’s and a comprehensive life skills prevention curriculum.
I have gone out with the team as we continue to work with the local church and this important issue.
Little Mohammed was brought to the Save Them Young Orphanage about 7 months ago. His father was not able to take care of him alone. He has polio. Save Them Young Orphanage is one of our mercy ministry sites and one that I have been involved with since June, my first month in Ghana. We took him today to pick up some braces that will help him to learn to walk. He couldn’t resist looking up at the camera!!