2018 - 2019
We Plant, We Live
Since its Charter, the Rotary Club of Accra Labone has undertaken a number of service projects in the area of Health, Education, Water & Sanitation, Hunger & Malnutrition. Some of the projects undertaken are as follows;
- Refurbishment and furnishing of House of Refuge (Street Girls Aid),Abofu- Achimota with partner clubs from USA and Canada.
- Construction of a Well for Okineman, near Kwabenya
- Donation of Books to La Yahoshua & Rangoon JHS and Shared Foundation
- Refurbishment – Children’s Ward of Nsawam Government Hospital
- Donation of Audio-Video Equipments to the Autism Awareness, Care and Training Centre – Kokomlemle
- Refurbishment of the Centre for Abused Children, Osu-Tiling of Bathrooms, Washrooms and associated plumbing works
- Donation of Hearing Aid Equipments to University of Education Winneba
- Eye and Hepatitis B Screening for Taxi Drivers at Kwame Nkrumah Circle and the New Achimota Terminal
- Water Project at Apauwawase Epicenter- Provision of pipe- borne water for the community.
- DONATION OF A MOBILE AUDIOLOGY VAN (HARK) TO THE UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA in partnership with the Rotary Club of Llanelli in Wales, UK –November , 2014
- Donation of an Infant Incubator to the Nsawam Government Hospital (Children’s Ward)- 2015
- Payment of Eye Surgery for 3 siblings – 2013
Asempaneye School/Community Project
The Rotary Club of Accra, Ring Road Central (RCRRC) during the 2005 Rotary International (RI) Polio Immunisation activities went to the Akwapim North, Tinkong District of the Eastern Region. As Rotarians went round on this mission some members found themselves at the Asempaneye village and a look at the village primary school building was very disturbing, very life threatening. It was a structure that had scanty roofs and no walls and was very unsafe for the school children and teachers who occupied them as classrooms.
Rotarians were disturbed by this sight and decided to carry out a project to improve the building and to adopt the village. Our Partners from Canada showed their commitment by donating seed capital for the project. Our club took up the challenge and raised funds internally to renovate the building into a more respectable structure.
The chief of the village known as Nana Asempaneye also committed the entire village to the project and agreed to offer “in-kind” services to the project. Because of the state of the school, the club committed itself to the project and kick started it in the 2006-7 Rotary International year. With the classification of a few members in the building and construction industry, it was easy to consider this project as cost of building would be subsidised. The club committed free professional advice of 50 hours from club members who are in the construction-related sectors, as our contribution towards the project.
The project was phased out because of the high investment. The first phase to build a new classroom block to the lintel level was commenced in the 2006-7 Rotary International year. The second phase of roofing and putting in door and window frames was completed in the 2008-9 Rotary International year. The first three unit building is now completed and furnished with dual desks we received as sponsorship from Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (SCB). SCB has also arranged to have 50 copies of the “Junior Graphic” weekly newspaper to be distributed to the school every week. An annual school bag project was also initiated with the club donating school bags stocked with stationery to all school children. A medical outreach programme was also initiated to provide medical service to the children and adults of the village each year.
Funds from the Rotary club of USJ, Malaysia, Rotary Club of Apeldoorn Sprengen and Rotary Club of Nykøbing F. Vestensborg, Denmark supported the water and sanitation and library projects for the community. Sponsorship from MTN Ghana Foundation to enable the club construct another three (3) unit classroom block.
The project is near completion and when completed, Asempaneye community will have two (2) three unit classroom block for about three hundred (300) pupils with a head teacher’s office, staff common room and storeroom. It will also have a four cubicle place of convenience and water borehole with its pump and water tank on its stand.
It is hoped that the construction of the library will be added to this project to make it whole.
Supreso Water Project
The Supreso water project was started and completed in 2009 – 2010 Rotary International year. Supreso, in the Eastern region, houses an epicentre made up of a clinic with nurses quarters, a bank, a farm with food storage facilities, a school among others which supports the community. As part of its projects, the club decided to support this centre with water facilities and constructed a borehole with a water pump plus a water tank and it stand.
With some funds left over from the project, it was decided that two (2) more water systems will be put in place last Rotary International year for this project.
Medical Outreach Programme
The club in conjunction with selected partners and clinics or hospitals provides eye care to the underprivileged in the community. In the last rotary international year, the Medicare project took place in Accra in partnership with the Rotary Club of Ahmednagar-Midtown (RID 3132), India and the La General Hospital. The Eye Care Medical Outreach programme was dubbed “the Medicare Project (Eye Camp )” and it took place between 24 May to 17 June 2011 at the La General Hospital in Accra.
The project involved free of charge Eye Screening, Treatment and Surgeries for patients who suffered from Cataract and Glaucoma by a medical team from India and their Ghanaian counterparts at the La General Hospital. The funding for the project was by both clubs and the District 9100 and District 3132 DSG Funds with support from Robert & Sons Optical Services; Spintex Road Pharmacy, Payless Luxury Hotel and Kuhinoor Indian Restaurant. This is the second time the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road central has organized this eye camp. The first was in 2006 in collaboration with the Eye.
The medical team from India was made up of DG ShirishRayate of RID D-3132’s with support from PAG Dr ShirishShirsath of the Rotary Club of Ahmednagar-Midtown. The Ghana team was led by PP Samuel Amponsah, the Rotary Foundation Chair for the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central. This project benefitted 4,000 people with about 100 surgeries carried out within the Accra metropolis.