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Motec Life-UK is a medical charity based in West Hertfordshire comprising volunteer and allied health professionals whose objectives are to provide educational, training and health care services to the underprivileged people of the West African subcontinent especially Ghana. This is being achieved through a co-ordinated programme of working visits to TARGET HEALTH INSTITUTIONS/ORGANISATIONS in the sub-Saharan region (17 West African State members of the West African College of Surgeons). Membership is multi-disciplinary, multi-national multi-cultural and multi-faith to reflect on the current trend of One Global World, One People. The organisation is linked with the Tropical Health and Educational Trust (THET), affiliated to the World Orthopaedic Concern (UK) and supported by the International Organisation for Migration (I.O.M.) / Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA),  The Ghana High Commission (GHC-London), The London postgraduate School of Surgery, School and Health Foundation of Ireland  and also we cherish the tenets of  the World Health Organisation (WHO). The charity operates under an umbrella of   an experienced group of patrons including Lord David Alton of the Liverpool John Moores University and House of Lords.

Motec Life UK is registered with the Charity Commission (England and Wales) - Registration Number 1118994 Follow us    

Motec meets at the Hemel Hempstead General Hospital postgrad centre HP2 4AD on Sunday 20th August. Top of agenda - October breast, physio, orthopaedic, plastic, paediatric,  neurosurgery, vascular, and microbiology WACS Exams work in Ghana.
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MOTEC Project 9 Rolls Into Action


The class of 1983 of the University of Ghana Medical School Korle Bu in line with Motec Project 9 - ‘Diaspora's contribution to medical education through investment in human resources, provision of educational material and development of infrastructure’ - raised funds from members resident in UK in support of education. The doctors guided by senior members of Motec raised a substantial amount of funds to purchase computers for schools in the suburbs of Accra. The institutions included  St Mary’s Catholic Girls Basic School at Korle Gonno,  James Town Methodist Basic School, Korle Gonno Roman Catholic Boys School and Korle Gonno Methodist  ‘A’ Basic School. Pictures show the presentation of the computers to the Schools in Accra by representatives of the group.
 Sincere gratitude to the group especially the Motec members in helping support of schools around the teaching hospital in Accra. Bravo Christine and Sarah, executives of UGMS 83 and the class of 1983. Motec may approach the group to support the construction of a safe infrastructure for Abisim Nankese in the Eastern Region which is currently led by School and Health Foundation of Ireland.


Village youth work together to prepare grounds for school building project
 at Nankese Abisim



Stockwood Park Academy in Luton, donates to Motec


An amount of £310 has been donated by the Stockwood Park Academy  Luton to Motec.
The amount will be put into a fund to build a kindergarten at Nankese Abisim in Ghana to replace the
thatch structure the children are currently using.
Gratitude to the school children and the authorities. Pictures above show the main link teacher Alyson and other pupils/students of the academy. Motec Welfare Officer Mrs Linda Bigham represented Motec.

The school breaks for the summer today and it hoped that when it reopens in September Motec can formallymake a formal representation to express our profound gratitude and show the school what the money has been used for.
Motec is currently looking for a school(s) in UK to assist in fund raising to build Nankese Abisim L A Primary and Kindergarten School. The project is part of the School and Health Foundation of Ireland's collaborative efforts for Ghana.
Any contribution will count!


Motec team learn at the special needs school

Motec team visited a special needs school, Zia Werhner School. The team had the opportunity to learn about the teaching and supportive system at the School which is based at Luton


Breast work in Ghana June 2017


The team were fully engaged with the public and hospital activity. Among others, the team delivered the following:
Breast clinic at Akosombo and Accra; Breast awareness sessions at Yilo Krobo High School ( over 1,500 attendance; Public awareness lecture at Akosombo Apostolic Church; and Surgical work at Akosombo VRA Hospital.

Pictures show some of the activities by the team in Ghana.

Bravo Charles, Sanjay, Akosombo and all the institutions involved.
Next trip will be October.


June 17th-25th 2017 working visit to Ghana


Mr Sanjay Baldota, breast surgeon was at Akosombo team this last month. He joined
Dr Charles Arhinful of Akosombo in running breast awareness programmes, breast screening and operating during the visit.

Mr Ofori-Atta was joined by residents from Korle Bu in surgeries at Koforidua.
20th June was his busiest day. 

In furtherance of the aims of Motec - School and Health Foundation (SHF) Mr Ofori-Atta held planned meetings in Ghana. He travelled from Accra to meet the Regional Directors of Health and Education at Koforidua, District Directors at the Municipal Assembly at Suhum and a considerable time at Nankese Abisim, a village about 18km North West of Koforidua, the Eastern Region capital. The final meeting took place at Nsawam at the Orthopaedic training centre where children and adults with disabilities are supported by the centre. 
The Motec - Schools and Health Foundation of Dublin aims at constructing a primary school at Nankese Abisim for the village which provides basic education for about six villages. 
The other is the construction of a special needs centre for children at Nsawam utilising and expanding the existing services there. Notably the Government of Ghana will play an active part in these facilities in order to sustain the projects such as provision of teachers at both facilities. The local community at Abisim will provide free support such as sand and manual labour for the construction of the school.

Motec has also been offered the opportunity by the Regional Director of Education to use a centre in the capital to run workshops to train teachers to identify children with special needs and to learn how they help to these children. It is a welcome move as Ghana has no training centres for teachers to look after children with special needs. 

A Motec team for children with special needs has been formed to support both projects and it will be led by Elaine. It is expected of the new team to link up schools in England and Ireland with the two centres. A fact finding and teaching visit to Ghana has been planned by the team has been planned for the latter part of the year.

Pictures from the June visit are as follows:

Mr Ofori-Atta meeting the chief of Nankese Abisim and the elders of the village;
Mr Ofori-Atta with the teaching staff of the kindergarten and primary school;
The kindergarten classroom;
Mr Ofori-Atta at the orthopaedic training centre at Nsawam with some of the management and the Member of Parliament for Nsawam honourable Annoh-Dompreh

Thank you for supporting the SHF - Motec collaboration

P. Ofori-Atta MB.ChB. FRCS
Orthopaedic Surgeon, West Herts NHS Trust, England

Motec in the Ghanaian press - Ghanaian Times, Thursday 24th October 2013

Motec features prominently in
IOM-MIDA publication
(see pages 2, 3, 10, 12, 17, 22 & 23)

Motec in the press in Ghana

Appeal For Teaching Aids/Equipment

Hemel Hempstead Gazette 9th February, 2011

World Cup Panel in Hemel Hempstead 9th June 2010




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