Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bringing Medical Care to Lake Volta

  Once a year a US-based medical team will travel to the Touch A Life Care Center in Ghana to assess each child’s physical needs. This summer the medical team added a health outreach to their trip in order to help bring medical care to people in remote regions of Central Ghana. After spending a day at the Touch A Life Care Center, Brad Gautney, founder of Global Health Innovations and member of the Touch A Life Medical Advisory Board, gave all of the TAL kids a clean bill of health. The next day, Brad and his team of four doctors and a nurse joined with a Ghanaian doctor and three Ghanaian nurses to travel to a medical clinic in Yeji, a small city near Lake Volta.     At the clinic in Yeji, the doctors and nurses spent two days treating patients for cases of malaria, respiratory illness, high fevers, and muscle pain associated with hard physical labor. Touch A Life’s Ghana Director, Bernard traveled with the team, along with Isaac Ayensu who served as translator and photographer, and several other assistants.       The second and last stop for the medical team was a remote village which is normally accessed […]

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Backyard Summer Fundraiser

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There’s nothing better than an end-of-summer party! Last summer, our friend Andrew (the brother of our Development Director, Rachel) invited friends to soak up some sun, eat a few bites, and learn more about how Touch A Life is helping exploited children around the world. If you’d like to throw a fun fundraising party to wrap up your summer, here are some tips from Andrew: Find a great backyard Andrew’s friends Chris and Danielle offered up their house and yard for the perfect location. About 25 people made their way to this event, so find a space that fits your crowd. Gather some food (and wine!) A steady flow of munchies – kebabs, chips and dips, finger foods, small bites, desserts, as well as a refreshment center were perfect for a late afternoon/evening get together. Play hard Backyard games kept everyone having fun! Andrew set up bags (or cornhole, if you’re from Texas!), bocce ball, and ladderball. Share the story A small table with information about Touch A Life, as well as a champagne toast given by Rachel let all the party-goers know that every donation and volunteer makes a huge difference in the fight to end slavery. For more ideas about […]

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