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
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
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
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
Breast work in Ghana
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
Bravo Charles, Sanjay, Akosombo and all the
Next trip will be October.
June 17th-25th 2017 working
visit to Ghana
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 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.
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
P. Ofori-Atta MB.ChB. FRCS
Orthopaedic Surgeon, West Herts NHS Trust, England