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Copy of Shepherd Alliance International Internship Report

Ghana 2012
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Emmanuel Abebrese

on 10 September 2015

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Transcript of Copy of Shepherd Alliance International Internship Report

INTERNSHIP REPORT
GHANA 2012
SHEPHERD ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
Legon
Odorna
Azizanya
Assin Fosu
Kanda
Bologatanga
Paga
Komomba Market
Born and raised in Ghana
Came to America in 2008
Background
Studied poverty as freshman in W&L
...wanted to

know how medical research and the church were addressing poverty in Ghana
So, traveled to Ghana and worked with:
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research–Legon
The Apostolic Church Academy – Ashaiman
The Apostolic Church Ghana – Bologatanga Area
Learnt about malaria

Immunology: Vaccine
Tracking drug resistance
Testing

Placental Malaria
Cerebral Malaria
Malaria is spineless without poverty:
My little brother
Conclusion

Ghanaians designing and funding poverty alleviation projects
Follow-up to determine effectiveness (us)

–Know about disease and prevention
–Make intelligent healthy decisions

Water (subsidy)
Toilet (design)
Conclusion
New approaches needed?
Domestic Aid exists
Interacted with students, teachers and administration
Kids excited to learn, even when limited
Teachers, some passionate
Administration, disconnected from school
Taught students
Teachers, some untrained
Gave writing and craft assignments
Learnt about students’ lives
Encouraged creativity
Conclusion
Administration needs revision
There is much room for improvement
Adopting aid organization would be complicated

Collection & Transportation to Ghana
Transportation within Ghana
Travel guide and trucks by Apostolic Church
Clothing given to two orphanages
Contributors
Forest Park Key Club
Freedom High School’s student clubs
UVA African Students
Waddell Elementary School
Hannah, Brandon, Josy
Staff of Shepherd Program
Trinity United Methodist Church
First Baptist Church
VMI Service Plant
Budget
KG and Dons shipping Company
Family
The Apostolic Church
Conclusion
Clothing donations help when directed towards children with little to no support from their families
What I would do differently...

Focus on intensive house to house education on personal hygiene and sanitation
Azizanya

Focus on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Noguchi

Advocate for church’s attention to school
The Apostolic Academy

Spend more time living and working with peasant farmers
Trip to the North
Remarkable joy and devotion to God
take away
Krobo Odumase
Navrongo
Sirigu
Bazua
Ashaiman
The National Service Personnel Association of Noguchi–Azizanya
Vector's life cycle
Parasite's life Cycle
Disease transmission
Most vulnerable to disease
International Aid that works by involving those in need:
Noguchi donated by Japanese government
Japanese started solar power plant
What’s being done about it
Advanced stages of the disease
Local Poverty Alleviation
Education more than for a job:
saves lives
New approaches needed
Interaction
Donations
Toys and books are good for schools
However shipping and ground transportation is expensive
Lack of knowledge, investment, and development is sustaining poverty
Poverty can corrupt morals
Collaborate with the Children’s Hospital’s work on Cerebral Malaria
Work more with Field Research Teams
Investigate better toilet and water access solutions
Draw the local churches' attention to the social problems

Teach reading and writing for a semester to higher grade levels and grammar to lower grades

Look at innovative building modifications to let in more light and less dust
Raise funds for new computers
Experiment with and introduce different forms of effective punishment
Build to address everyday needs.
Irrigation
Power
Transportation
Security
Work in a healthcare center in the area
Biggest
SHEPHERD ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
HOLLEMAN FELLOWSHIP
GHANA 2012
HEALTH
EDUCATION
INTERNSHIP REPORT
GHANA 2012
SHEPHERD ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
DONATIONS
Legon
Azizanya
HEALTH
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
Visited Two Schools
Azizanya DC (1-9)
Azizanya Nursery and KG
FIELD WORK
Collected Stool and Urine Specimen
1
2
Analyzed Specimen in Lab
Searching for this using microscopy
Shistosomiasis eggs
AZIZANYA: SHISTOSOMIASIS
Spoke with residents about their daily challenges
Interview: Commode
Community Pipe
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4
MALARIA RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP REPORT
GHANA 2012
SHEPHERD ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
EDUCATION
Ashaiman
The Apostolic Academy
1
2
Teaching and Learning
Taught Students Grammar,
1
2
4
3
...Encouraged Creative Arts
Learned about their challenges
Watched them play
Watched them bond
5
3
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GHANA 2012
SHEPHERD ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
DONATIONS
Bologatanga
Navrongo
Sirigu
Bazua
Tema (port)
Collecting Donations
In Lexington
Waddell Elementary
First Baptist Church
Trinity United Methodist Church
...in Woodbridge (Northern VA)
Forest Park HS Key Club
[shoes, clothes, school supplies and toys]
1
Shipped by K.G. and Dons (NY
)
Kanda (home)
Sorted
Ashaiman (school)
Met team
Picked up water pumps for farmers
Donated School Supplies
and Toys
Orphanage 1
Learned about residents
Donated clothes and money
Saw greater need...
Orphanage 2
Donated money and 2 water pumps
to onion farmers
Distributing Donations
2
The Apostolic Church Ghana- Bologatanga Area
2012
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