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Day 4: In the wonderful valley village of Pokrom

posted Jul 13, 2012, 3:07 AM by Deworm Ghana

Following a long, tough day yesterday for the volunteers, we have a much easier day today – two smaller schools in Pokrom.

We arrive at Ahamahama L/A Primary School just after 9am and start with our usual set-up routine. Given the size of the school, we decide that two stations will be enough to process all the children: one station for girls, and one for boys.

Compared to the deafening noise of the two large schools in Nsawam yesterday, this is a much quieter affair. The children are very quiet and orderly and are quickly gathered together for the introductory session in the school playground.

We’re soon into full swing with measuring, weighing and administering medicine. The children are all present and accounted for and we don’t need to search for stragglers this time. Easy! We’re all done in much less than an hour. 75 children in total.

The second school (Dago L/A Primary School) is also smaller. Set in a rural area with beautiful hills in the background this is a really pleasant place to do some volunteer work. We’re set up quickly with three stations and back into our familiar routine. The children seem to really enjoy the Q&A session with Hayford and appear to be having a lot of fun. And – as with the children at all the other schools – they (143 children) happily take their de-worming medicine.

Yet again, we complete the work quickly. This time, the school has a little surprise for us: a cool box with an ice-cold malt drink for each volunteer. A nice refreshing end to the morning!

We’re back at the volunteer accommodation in Darmang by lunch and the data entry for today is quite light, so we should have an early finish today which is nice.

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