Upcoming Projects

Healthcare

The programs goal is to reduce the infant and maternal mortality rates and to increase the current survival rate of 1 in 20 patients (for treatable illnesses) in the Jaman North District in Ghana. The program focuses on providing a sustainable approach to delivering both the medical and eye care components of healthcare by delivering and installing medical equipment and facilities and conducting short term medical and eye clinics to assist the most deprived communities in Ghana where healthcare systems are extremely inadequate and in some instances non-existent.

Medical

Sampa District Hospital Facilities Upgrade Project
Projected timeframe: 2013-2016
Inadequate facilities result in the high maternal and infant mortality rates, observed in this area. In rural Ghana the maternal mortality rate is 700 (IRIN 2008), per 100,000 live births compared to a rate of 13 per 100,000 live births in the U.S. (UNICEF 2010). This project focuses on raising funds to provide and install the facilities described in Projects 1 & 2 following. The goal is to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates and also to provide adequate and reliable surgical intervention to address the huge backlog of surgical needs that currently cannot be supported by this facility.

  • Upgrade 2 Operating Rooms (ORs)
    Currently, there is only one operating room (with very limited and obsolete equipment) being utilized by the hospital. The second operating room has no anesthesia machine and therefore has been shut down. All the surgical cases in the entire District (of 80,000 people) are supported by a single inadequately equipped operating room. This project focuses on upgrading both ORs with essential equipment required in to be in place for the ORs to be fully functional.

Upgrades include providing:

    • lighting modifications,operating beds
    • mobile programmable ventilator with monitor
    • infusion pump, crash/resuscitation cart
    • suction machine, anesthesia machine
    • acute care physiologic monitoring system
    • pulse oximeter and delivery/caesarean section sets

If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate equipment to our Facilities Upgrade Project and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

To help fund our Facilities Upgrade Project, please go to our Donate page

Sampa District OB/GYN Facilities Upgrade Project
Projected timeframe: 2013-2016
This project focuses on providing much needed equipment to help improve on the gynecological and neonatal services currently provided by the hospital. Equipment the hospital desperately needs includes fetal monitors, incubators, warmers, infant resuscitation systems, ultrasonic nebulizers, infant weighing scales, fetus detectors and an ultrasound machine.

 If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate equipment to our OBG/YN and Neonatal Unit Upgrade Project and would like more information, please Contact Us . Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

 To help fund our OBG/YN and Neonatal Unit Upgrade Project, please go to our Donate page.

 

Eye Care

The goal of CLT Inc.’s Eye Care Program in Suma Ahenkro is to focus on prescriing and delivering eye glasses, free of charge, to all patients in Suma Ahenkro with the presbyopia condition by year 2020. This condition is the most common cause of vision impairment and the second most common cause of blindness in the world. This is the reason CLT Inc. is taking this ground breaking approach to addressing this condition by the introduction of this unprecedented eye care initiative – bringing eye care services (first in the history of Suma Ahenkro) to patients in this village. These short term clinics will be conducted annually. CLT Inc. plans to expand this program in the future to address not only presbyopia but also screen and conduct cataract surgeries for patients who need such intervention.

Suma Ahenkro Eye Care Clinic Project
Projected Timeframe: Fall 2013
CLT Inc. in partnership with Van J Optical Clinic and Ghana Health Services will provide screening and eye care for patients during a short term eye clinic in the village. Approximately 300-400 patients will be seen (and provided with eyeglasses free of charge) by the team of volunteer optometrists and eye care technicians.

If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate equipment to our Current Projects page and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

To help fund our Eye Clinic, please go to our Donate page.

 

Education

Our program addresses the core challenges preventing children from obtaining a strong basic education, which is a critical component for fighting poverty. We provide tuition sponsorships for children whilst addressing infrastructure needs by repairing damaged buildings and building new classroom infrastructure. We provide much needed equipment and supplies to school districts.

Infrastructure

Classroom Remodeling Project
Projected Material Cost: $10,000 per Classroom Block
This project consists of remodeling an existing classroom block in Suma. The classroom block has three classrooms in the block. The current existing structures are completely dilapidated. The remodeling efforts will include repair of roofing, structural repairs to improve the safety of the buildings, replacement of windows & doors, some electrical work, floor repairs and painting of the interior and exterior of buildings.

If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in our Classroom Remodeling Project and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

To help fund our Classroom Remodeling Project, please go to our Donate  page.

Library Facility Furniture Acquisition Project
Projected Cost: $2,000
CLT is supporting the educational initiative by investing in a library for the Suma High School in Suma Ahenkro, Ghana. Currently, the high school does not have a furnished library. School Administrators have identified 2 classrooms which they intend to convert into a library facility. This project involves providing book shelves for the library.

 If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate equipment to our Library Facility Furniture Acquisition Project and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

 To help fund our Library Facility Furniture Acquisition Project, please go to our Donate  page.

Classroom Blocks Construction
Projected Cost: $25,000
This project consists of construction of a classroom blocks (each block has 3 classrooms) in Suma Ahenkro Some of the existing classrooms are extremely overcrowded and in some cases structures are extremely dilapidated and unsafe. The new facility will allow redistribution of students.

 If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate equipment to our Classroom Blocks Construction Project and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

 To help fund our Classroom Blocks Construction Project, please go to our Donate  page.

Equipment & Supplies

Computer Lab Equipment Acquisition Project
The current computer lab has only 7 (very old and run-down) computers for a high school student population of 750 students. The goal of School Administrators is for students to have a minimum of 80 minutes/week hands-on computer training. With the current situation, they are far from reaching this goal and consequently, the students are severely disadvantaged as they have very limited computer skills.

The goal of this project is to provide the school with 10 computers per year for a total of 40 computers over a period of 4 years.

If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate computers to our Computer Lab Equipment Acquisition Project and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

 To help fund our Computer Lab Equipment Acquisition Project, please go to our Donate  page.

Child Sponsorships

This program provides you the opportunity to support one or more children in less privileged communities with a one-time gift, or continuous support, for any duration you choose. The donations received are applied to a scholarship fund to help provide educational opportunities for the children. These include, school uniforms, stationary and other supplies. For some educational levels, tuition assistantships are granted.

If you would like to learn more about how to become a child’s sponsor, please go to our Sponsor A Child page.

 

Water & Sanitation

Each year, an estimated 4 billion cases of diarrhea result in an approximately 2 million deaths, mostly among children. Waterborne bacterial infections may account for as many as half of these episodes and deaths (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC). Our Potable Water program focuses on drilling potable water wells and installing water distribution systems to store and convey clean water to communities without clean water sources. Our sanitation programs include the installation of sanitary waste systems for the removal, treatment and disposal of human waste.

Potable Water

Suma School Campus Water Supply
Projected Cost: TBD
This project involves drilling and installing a bore hole to provide potable water for the school campus. A distribution system will also be installed to convey potable water to the dormitories and other locations on the campus to provide easy access to water for the students and staff.

Kaabre Well Facility
Projected Cost: TBD
This current project involves drilling and installing a potable water well in Kaabre, a small village, located on the southern border of Suma Ahenkro. The actual cost of the well installation will depend on the soil type in the area, which is yet to be determined.

If you, a hospital, team or organization is looking to partner with us and participate in or donate computers to our Potable Water Projects and would like more information, please Contact Us. Select the appropriate topic and include how we may contact you and the best time to do so.

To help fund our Potable Water Projects, please go to our Donate  page.

Sanitary Waste Systems Construction

Projects Information: Pending