An update from Major Mills and the group of Essex Army Cadets and adults who have ventured to Ghana as part of their Gold DofE:
The trip is going well, since their arrival they have been involved in a painting project and helping at Mother Viaks orphanage playing games, reading and drawing with the children. They have also participated in a reading club in the evening which takes place in the vicinity of the volunteer’s house and is another opportunity to engage with the youngsters.
In addition to this Capt Scott, Reece Hustwitt and Alexandria Andrayas have visited a local regional hospital. This has been especially eye opening for Reece and Alexandria who are looking to pursue a career in medicine so this is a valuable experience for them.
As well as this SI Jacalyn Prior, who woks for the probabtion service also had the chance to visit the local prison to experience what the conditions are like compared to UK prisons.
And finally Major Mills had an opportunity to visit one of the schools ICT suites to see where they are with regards IT development, which showed the vast difference to schools back home with 12 computers been shared between 900 pupils!!