Friday, November 21, 2008

Every Child is Our Child

Since 2004 the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) has had a partnership with the Manya Krobo Queen Mothers Association of the Eastern Region of Ghana to support the education of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. In 2008, 160 children ranging from primary through junior high school in three schools near Odumase, Ghana are benefitting from this support.

President Sinkford and his companions were joined by UU-UNO Executive Director, Bruce Knotts, as we visited the Queen Mothers, the traditional Chief of the Manya Krobo, and the three schools involved in the project. It was an amazing blessing to meet the children involved in the "Every Child is Our Child" program.

Below are a few video clips from our visits:

Meeting with the Manya Krobo chief

At a primary school in Okwenya

Meeting with Teachers and Queen Mothers

a presentation by Fasu Grace

a presentation by Ruth Knwornu

a presentation by Dapa'ah Susuana

The Queen Mothers lead dancing

A final word from Rev. Sinkford