Nakomertje

Vanmorgen om tien uur werden de volle loffers geladen. Om kwart over tien een berichtje: “kan ik kinderkleding brengen?” “Ja graag, Lydia.” Een nakomertje dus… en daarom nog een enkele maal de ‘best africa bestelservice’ voor ons huis voor ze vanaf november alleen nog vanaf Astrid’s adres in Zoetermeer opgehaald...

De maandelijkse lading voor clear mind ghana

En ja hoor daar gaan ze weer. Deze keer ach koffers en een schommelstoel voor de kleermaker van clear mind ghana. Dank weer aan allen die meehielpen, speciaal Regina en Brabants Lederwarenhuis voor de koffers en Astrid en Roosje van kringloop  1eklas2ehands in Zoetermeer die ons aan eindeloos veel kinderkleding heeft geholpen en...

Regina en Brabants Lederwarenhuis op de Fred in Den Haag

Regina schreef dit verhaaltje onlangs voor de Posthoorn van Den Haag: Mooi initiatief van de Brabantse Lederwarenwinkel in de Fred.  Onze samenleving zou een stukje menselijker worden als we allemaal in actie zouden komen zoals de leiding van het Brabants Lederwarenhuis in de Frederik Hendriklaan. Tijdens een verblijf van...

Sad

That’s how it is: “Tough love” and unending optimism is needed in walking with people with addiction. When you, one of our group, starts drinking again and you are unable to stop … and repeatedly your make your appearance while intoxicated… then dont pretend anymore.  Take the path that...

Gered Gereedschap helpt Clear Mind verslavingszorg in Ghana.

22 Mei 2016 In September 2015 mochten we van Gered Gereedschap in den Haag drie naamachines, een kist met timmergereedschap en steenbewerkingsmateriaal meenemen naar ons project in Nkoranza, Ghana. De Clear Mind Foundation (www.operationclearmind.com) is een kleinschalig project waar mensen met een verslaving kunnen afkicken maar ook geholpen worden...

De eerste verzending van goederen is in Ghana aangekomen

Eind Maart zijn er twaalf koffers met spullen naar Clear Mind in Ghana verstuurd en ze zijn eergisteren aangekomen. Dank aan iedereen die kleding, koffers, schoeisel of wat dan ook heeft meegegeven. De koffers zijn rechtstreeks door Mr. Baffo van het depot in Kumasi naar de nog leegstaande kamer naast...

Struisvogel

07-02-2016 Wat doet die grote vreemde vogel in onze straat? Het beeld van Richard Acheampong komt statig door Nkoranza rijden om op de verandah van Clear Mind te komen staan, jawel! Nog net op tijd voor de launching morgen. Ook krijgen moeder- en kindvogels nog een laatste schoonheidsbeurt voor...

Kwasi

26-01-2016 Kwasi has no more fever, he recovered fast. He has become part of Clear Mind and will be the person to permanently sleep at the newly to be opened night quarters of Clear Mind and look after the newcomers. Kwasi will be the night nurse, the sickbrother.

New update

15-01-2016 Sometimes someone simply disspears at the Clear Mind center and sometimes somebody unexpectedly shows up again. Im almost used to it now. Monday i welcomed a new guy who fervently explained he wanted to stop drinking, with our help and at the Gallery. An hour later he left...

Aprons

12-01-2016 Kwame goes off to work with some apron-examples for the taylor. When he reaches 'the gate' (the Clear Mind shop), some people there will shout: "sikkani, here comes Kwame sikkani". Here comes Kwame the rich man. Kwame loves it. Everybody likes me, he says. You can buy these...

Sala

07-01-2016 Sala's father from up North honoured his daugther and us with a visit late yesterday night. (7pm, after dark, is late). " "Welcome, my husband", this time it was me who said it, adding him with priority to my collection of husbands. "Sala is my one and only...

ClearMind

05-01-2016 Clear Mind is a place where Bob and I relax and feel good. Everybody passed there, everybody greets, everybody smiles. A new cliënt taken in today, he arrive come tomorrow and just like carpenter and sammy he will stay from 8 till 5 at the Gallery while recovering....

Nyamekye

02-01-2016 Nyamekye, or Nana Yaw, is now one year old. He was born during the Christmas 2014 from the handicapped childgirl Bagei, kept alive by Bagei's addicted sister Abena and the nurses if the hospital and then looked after by Pat who was then working for Clear Mind and...

Today

30-12-2015 Today a mother came with her son, number 6 of 7 children. Strong catholics. "He wants to stop drinking', the mother said. "Oh. Really?" I asked the son, he too was called Emanuel. "You are ready to stop drinking?" "No", said Emanuel, "drink is good for me." "Oh...

Hope

17-12-2015 Addiction care means having hope even if noone else has. Yesterday no-one showed up at the Gallery and at the AA meeting again no-one. This morning one girl returned. Where were you? I did not feel well. Oh dear next time would you please call. Okay. The tiniest...

Nana AskGod

06-12-2015 Today i joined Nana AskGod visiting one of the drug-dens in the outskirts of Nkoranza. Walking through gutters littered with garbage and plastic bags and then there is a fence with a gate, outside a bench where people sit. We too. The drugseller sits there too with marihuana...

Meeting

02-12-2015 What a meeting today. Planning with our team and four influential people from town who love our project about the fundraising event. It will be feb. 7, a sunday afternoon at the lorrypark as our gallery is far too small for the celebration. All churches in town and...

Meeting

22-11-2015 Excellent meeting with the team now made up of Sala and Paakwasi George. Pat has left and her tasks needed to be redistributed. The name of the shop will be Clear mind art gallery. The name Waayer is hatd to pronounce in english language. An order for new...

Francis

17-11-2015 At the end of today a pile of teak slices, benches, tabletops and more at the Clear Mind Shop. And met a patient Francis who had no money for his epileptic drugs (as the insurance in ghana is falling apart). Made him a loan. Francis will pay it...

Koningsmarkt

26-04-2015 “Koninginnedag” heet deze tweeluik, die ook apart te koop is.  Apart wit-gouden randje maakt het perfect. 50×60 canvas op hout. Acrylverf. “De tantes op de kermis” is iets groter en op gespannen canvas, ook acryl. Ze mogen per stuk voor 98 euro weg. Opbrengst als altijd voor t goede...

New art from Nkoranza artclub for sale. Ghana dolls.

03-03-2015 Ghana dolls, height 20-25 cm. light and unbreakable. Mashed paper and glue. Cuttings of Ghana fabric. Old cokebottles. Paint. Voila, a whole population of people, and animals, that you could just encounter on a market or in a compoundhouse in Ghana. 10 euro each. Please order before we leave Ghana...

Patricia with Abena in rehab, fostermother and expecting mother. Bravo.

23-02-2015  I had decided to send a message with the new art from the Ghana artclub. But no, first things first. Pat in all her power and glory fostering Bagyei’s baby NanaYaw, helping Abena to kick off and soon to be mother of her fistborn herself.  Lovely that our...

Re-integrationhall (Waaijerhall) reaching ceiling level

13-02-2015 There is ‘Work in progress’ in the background while Bob, Adyoa, John and myself watch at leisure, eating one of Sala’s delicious dishes. The construction of the foundation eventually started early January because of a land dispute litigated by the neighbours. The neighboring plot lost but it took a lot of time. All the same: the two...

6/9/14 Opening Clear Mind Galerie

07-09-2014 De opening was bruisend! Veel leuke mensen kwamen de galerie bewonderen en er is veel verkocht. Heel speciaal was de wonderlijk goede samenwerking tussen het groepje Clear Mind Galerie eerste uur werkers (Truus, Thea, Leo, Etta, Hans, Arlette, ikzelf) en de Anders Bekeken familie die ons de behuizing gaf. Alsof we elkaar al jaren...

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