Looking back on an eventful year, we say thank you for your continued trust in us and our projects, and for your donations. We wish you a wonderful time with your family and love ones and a happy new year. Merry Christmas
After several weeks of waiting, all the necessary parts for our solar system have now been delivered: a new 4KWA inverter from Studer, charge controller and 5X 3.5kWh Li-lon batteries. Our technicians worked for three days to rewire and update the system, which was finally successfully installed.
The system is intelligent, it is capable of alerting us if battery percentage drops to a critical level or in worse case it is able to take out certain load to protect the system. In this way, we can use electricity efficiently and at the same time conserve the photovoltaic system. The joy about the new system in the children’s village is overwhelming and we are happy that we finally have electricity again at night! On hot sunny days, residents can now drink cold water and store food in a cool place to keep it longer. Children can study and do their homework after dark and do not have to fear stepping on a dangerous insect at night.
The commissioning of the photovoltaic system is a great success for us and will improve life in the children’s village in the long term. Without your continued interest in our project, this would not have been possible. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support!
Mostly during the rainy season, the residents and staff of the Children’s Village practice subsistence farming. This enables us to cover part of our food needs independently. This year, our main focus is on the cultivation of vegetables. We have introduced a new irrigation method for our vegetable crops and now combine natural irrigation of the plants by rainwater with additional water supply from our water reservoirs. For this purpose, we have already installed a new water tank and a sprinkler system in the vegetable garden, which allow continuous irrigation.
This year we have also started raising domestic chickens. Our chickens are raised in free range and live within the walls of the Children’s Village on about 16,000 square meters.
Easter celebration in Ghana is mostly about the death and rise of Christ.
Not much is told about bunnies and decorated Easter eggs in many homes in Ghana.
At the childrens village we have adopted a few traditions from the international world making Easter time even more fun for us in our village community. For our Easter celebration, we baked some cookies, painted some colorful Easter eggs together with all kids and have other activities such traditional games/ dance on the plan.
Many thanks for your continuous support and love you show us everyday. Happy Easter….
The bonfire is burning and everyone has gathered around, happily singing and enjoying the evening together. This is how we spend our special evening, but only until the fire burns out. Once the wood is laid and the flames are out, total darkness reigns again. There is no electricity that brings light into the darkness.
Without electricity, our regular evenings are short, and everyone is confined to their rooms as early as 7PM. The entire village remains in complete darkness until sun rise.
The risk is not only the darkness, but the possibility of stumbling on a poisonous insect when you leave your room at night or you spend sleepless nights because of the high temperatures and the rash caused by the excessive heat.
Help us to provide the children with regular and safe electricity again!
You can participate in the fundraiser for our solar project.
With as little as $2, LED lights or other necessary electrical components can be purchased.
More information about the project and how you can support us can be found here.
We have had a good year in 2021 despite the many challenges. This was possible because of your continuous support and interest in our project, also to mention is your big love for us and our children.
We wish you a great time with your family and friends and also wish you good health in 2022!
The Christmas season is here, all schools and many institutions are preparing for the break to celebrate Christmas. For the Christmas school break, the old Adwampong community school decided to celebrate with a series of activities such as poetry recitals, drumming and dancing and choreography.
The school invited parents and guardians to witness the occasion and took the opportunity to raise funds to support the school. Also in attendance was a sub-chief of Old-Adwampong (Kontihene Nana Kofi Gyan Ko Kyan II) who graced the occasion with his presence.
The old-Adwampong school is currently on Christmas break and will be resuming in the first week of January.
The school which is under the auspices of LoszuGhana provides free education for about 90 children from 4 communities around the children village.
The rainy season is over and now the dry season is coming for the next 5-6 months. This means around 12 hours of bright sunshine every day. Unfortunately, with our defective battery system, we are currently not able to store the PV power to use it for the fans at night. With temperatures between 30 – 36°C every day, it is almost impossible to sleep undisturbed at night. Below is a video of a typical evening in the children’s village.
Mothers get Vaccinated
COVI-19 continues to be a worldwide concern, in Ghana active cases have gone down to 1500.
The government is taking drastic measure to get as many people vaccinated as possible. Currently over 3.1Million vaccines have been dispensed according to the Ghana Health Service.
We are happy to announce that, there is no case of COVID at the children village until now and almost all mothers and workers at the project have received their first dose of the vaccine AstraZeneca and awaiting the second in the next weeks. We continue to take precautionary measure to reduce risk of infection and ensure the safety all person at the project.
New children in the project
After many months of waiting, we have finally welcomed new children to the Children’s Village.
We are happy to welcome 15 new members to our loszughana family, all 11 children and 4 mothers went through medical examinations to rule out contagious or serious illnesses before being admitted.
Most of these children moved in to us with their mothers, who are now participating in our SMW vocational training project and learning skills in hair braiding or baking.
For their accommodation, it was necessary to temporarily partition the girls’ wing of our new dormitory into cubicles to provide privacy and security for our new members. All children are currently attending school at Old Adwampong community school and have already integrated into the new village community.
Electricity at Project
For more than 5years now, the children’s village has depend on solar energy as a source of power at the project. The solar system which was constructed in 2016 and further extended in 2018 have reached its end of life. Our battery bank has overrun the rated cycles and no longer able to save energy, and other major components under performing and needs to be replaced (according to a audit conducted by NOCHESKI COMPANY LIMITED). The village project is currently almost dependent on a power generator(petrol) to compensate for the power demand including pumping water for daily use.
To curtail the situation, we have launched a fundraising campaign to maintain our solar system and continue to use green and renewable energy. We there therefore appealing to all for support to enable us Stay green and safe at the project. Visit our fundraising page here(in German)