SUMA School Update
The Suma School is located in the Brong Ahafo Region in Ghana. The school is in a town called Suma Ahenkro, with a population of approximately 10,000. The average household income in this village community is approximately $2 per day for average household sizes of 6 to 8 people.
As part of this project, 3 classrooms are being constructed for the Suma School. The current classrooms are best described as temporary shacks. Teachers are concerned for the students’ safety since a rainstorm could bring down the structures. There are also no restrooms and therefore the kids use the woods as their bathroom and are exposed to dangerous animals. The students and staff are extremely grateful for your partnership with this project.
On behalf, of the CLT Team, Thank you for your continued support!
Off to a Great Start!
We at CLT are very inspired by your support! With your help, we are moving forward with the healthcare project at the Fountain Hospital and the kitchen project at the Bomaa School campus. Additionally, in collaboration with Restoring Vision, we will be conducting free eye clinics, screening and providing brand new eye glasses to hundreds of patients, who otherwise cannot afford these services. Our team in Ghana is also conducting a feasibility study for a healthcare project that will provide much needed and very critical services to a very large target group in the country. We will keep you updated as we go along. Also, please remember to check out our Facebook page for continuous updates! Thank you for your support and partnership
CLT Board of Directors.
5,000 Eyeglasses for Ghana
Restoring Vision in San Rafael CA has donated 5,000 brand new eye glasses to CLT to assist with CLT’s Eye Care Program. The eye glasses, currently being shipped to Ghana, will benefit many public eye care facilities in Ghana. Our special thanks to Restoring Vision for this very generous assistance.
2014 Mosquito Prevention Project
The Malaria Prevention Project aims at providing a sustainable first line of defense in the fight against malaria for many desperate communities in rural Ghana. Currently, Ghana’s entire population is at high risk of malaria, which has been documented to be the leading cause of death among children in Ghana. Ghana is ranked 9th in the world in terms of total malaria deaths. CLT partnered with Ghana Sacramento Foundation (GSF) and delivered 600 mosquito nets to 7 rural clinics and health care facilities in 3 Districts (the Jaman South, Tain, and Jaman North Districts). Jointly, these facilities cater to a population of 700,000 people. Most importantly is CLT’s focus to assist with the government’s efforts to provide mosquito nets for use on hospital beds. Another focus of this program, was to provide nets for the special project where pregnant women, newly born babies and children (under 5 years of age) who are seen at these clinics and do not already sleep in mosquito nets, are selected and provided with the Long Lasting Insecticides Nets to be used at home. Our goal, among other objectives, was to increase the number of this special group of patients who sleep under treated mosquito nets.
Sampa Hospital Medical Project Phase 2
CLT is currently assisting the Sampa District Hospital with the Phase 2 Medical Equipment Project. This focuses on providing much needed equipment for the operating room and other equipment needs at the facility. Of the $28,000 estimated project cost, CLT has currently raised $10,000 from the March 2014 Gala Dinner Fundraiser. Thank you for all your support. This project will expand the hospital’s capacity to treat critical surgical and emergency cases and will significantly help to reduce the extremely high mortality rates.
Our 2013 Spring Gala Dinner was a Great Success
CLT’s Annual Gala Dinner Fundraiser was held in March of this year in Fair Oaks, CA. The goal of the event was to raise funds to assist with one of CLT’s Healthcare Mission Projects in Sampa, in rural Ghana.
The Gala was a fun-filled family night event including a delicious dinner with some authentic Ghanaian cuisine and an African Cultural Drumming and Dance repertoire.
Thank You for your generosity!
The community came out to support the event and by the grace of God, the event was very successful. The funds raised have made it possible for CLT to commence with Phase 1 of this year’s Sampa District Hospital Medical Mission Projects.