Marlous Gerritsen

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...

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...

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