CHIPS Director Paul Rose arrived in Ghana on the 29th of October and since then has hit the ground running, getting stuck in with all the exciting projects that the team in Ghana is carrying out.
Paul was joined by CHIPS trustee Keith Lindsey who brought with him his expertise on natural medicine. Keith, along with the CHIPS team, led a training seminar that lasted 3 days and taught local Ghanaians some invaluable skills that promoted health and well being. Some of the things learnt at the seminars included how to make a simple hand-washing implement out of waste material and how to make shea butter soap. Around 40 farmers, mothers, nurses, teachers, church leaders from across the area joined the team for the seminars and we are very pleased with the engagement by the local community where we are seeking to build trusting relationships for lasting peace.
Paul's trip to Ghana also involved evaluation meetings that looked at what CHIPS has done over the past year as well as strategy meetings which put in place a plan for the future of CHIPS Ghana. We are very excited about the future of CHIPS in Ghana and are anticipating a busy and productive year ahead.
Paul is now in Uganda, meeting with the team there while also overseeing a handover of responsibilities from CHIPS to a local organisation called CPAD. To keep up on news of Paul in Uganda be sure to follow our twitter and Facebook accounts.