9 February 2013

Ghana, Comic Relief and Team Honk.


This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (www.mammasaurus.co.ukwww.aresidence.co.uk;  www.mummybarrow.com) during their travels with Comic Relief in Ghana celebrating #goodwork. 

For the past 25 years the money raised through Red Nose Day has been changing the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. Let’s Keep Up the Good Work. Find out how at rednoseday.com
For other digital postcards please do check out the linky on www.teamhonk.org

Team Honk visited the Basic Needs Trust, an organisation based in Accra that has been receiving funding since 2002.   The Trust was set up to help ensure that people living with a mental health issue in Ghana have access to the drugs, facilities required to improve their quality of life.
There is a still a huge misunderstanding of mental health in Ghana ...  Mummy Barrow has blogged about it HERE. 
Mammasaurus says - Mental illness in the UK often walks hand in hand with stigmatisation but suffer from poor mental health in Ghana and you can find yourself triply disadvantaged by not only stigma but also illness and poverty. Luckily for Atta he sought help and through numerous visits across the city to a mental hospital he discovered the Basic Needs project...   Read more ...
Penny Alexander has recorded an excellent vlog and talks you through photos of the projects they visited HERE too. 

I was surprised to see the children looking so healthy and happy throughout the reports from our now infamous bloggers on their trip.  I thought they could put half the kids in Britain to shame! It just shows how the support they have received really works.  Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Comic Relief.  Here's to the next 25 years #goodwork!