Volunteers of Divine Word FJCU in Ghana
1. Set up and maintained solar panels for a better source of energy; repaired malfunctioning solar panels and light bulbs; raised money for 168 solar panels, 600 LED light bulbs, and 2 sets of hydraulic motors, as well as shipped them to Ghana to be installed. All this was done in the hopes of improving the living conditions for the locals.
2. Offering courses: The courses are divided into three major categories, namely computing skills, nutrition classes, and hand-sewing classes.
- Computing skills: We donated 22 laptops and 2 projectors, which were sponsored by FJCU and the Asus Foundation, to Kumbungu Senior High School. We also taught around 50 local students simple computer skills such as using the basic functions of Word, PowerPoint, and so forth.
- Nutrition classes: Faculty members from FJCU’s Department of Nutritional Science gave lessons on the theory of nutrition, while volunteers led 25 local students to try their hand at kneading dough and wrapping dumplings.
- Hand-sewing classes: 25 local students participated in the classes; male students learned how to sew aprons, while female students learned how to sew sanitary pads.
Related practical events:
* Methods employed by FJCU to implement SDG partnerships
* Giving new hope for the future of children in a Vietnamese orphanage
* Long-term investment in Ghana to improve medical services and people’s lives
* FJCU collaborates with domestic and international agencies in an effort to enable the sharing of medical knowledge across languages
* FJCU’s research efforts aid people with disabilities
* FJCU’s Service Learning Center send volunteers all over the globe
* FJCU actively seeks partnerships and exchange – The Philippines International Culture Volunteer Team