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NorGhaVo-CADC

Start of CADC

The cradle of CADC (Computer Access & Development Centre) is NorGhaVo (Northern Ghana Volunteers). NorGhaVo originated in 2001 in Ghana. Some Dutch volunteers and Ghanaian colleagues experienced a pleasant cooperation on several working projects. This cooperation turned out to be fruitful and gained the support of the local community. It turned out that with some effort and dedication a lot could be accomplished. Therefore the succesful cooperation was continued, even after the Dutch volunteers had returned home. NorGhaVo was born. Their mission was (1) to contribute to the development of the north part of the country and (2) to enlarge the Dutch involvement in the developmental issues.

 

NorGhaVo-NL finished

In 2011 all projects initiated in the last ten years stand on their own, with the exception of CADC. The different projects have indicated to require less Dutch assistence. This was the motive for the board of NorGhaVo–Netherlands to quit their activities.


Unlike the other projects the CADC has not yet been completed, it still requires support from the Netherlands. Therefore the workgroup CADC, consisting of 5 former volunteers, decided to continue working with the CADC in Ghana. Statuaire CADC still belongs to the NorGhaVo-foundation. 


NorGhaVo-Ghana going independent

The good news is that NorGhaVo-Ghana will continue some of her activities. From now on they are the ones that will take on selection of volunteers. If you are interested in their plans, you can contact them through ghanavolunteers@yahoo.com.

 

Finished projects

The following sponsor projects have been started by NorGhaVo in last 10 years and have successfully ended as well. CADC is still running.

1) Nyohini Computer School

2) SORNEP

3) Adams Clinic



Nyohini Computer School (NCS) in Tamale 2003

“Learn the computer to earn a job”.

 

The Nyohini Computer School (NCS) was launched in 2003 by a number of enthusiastic volunteers NorGhaVo. They had another project in Tamale to work for, but in their spare time they gave computer lessons to teenagers in an orphanage. Due to the rapid growth in pupil numbers, the school was moved to its own location, which was found in the poor district Nyohini. The Nyohini Computer School was born.The school grew from a project NorGhaVo to a private foundation, see www.tamale.nl.The computer school teach children and young people from the poor district Nyohini the basics of computing. This is for free and they can practice the computer as much as they want. The purpose of the computer class is to train also the poorest residents of Tamale so they can get connected with the labor market.

SORNEP 2006

In September 2006, "The School for Orphans and Needy Priviliged(SORNEP)" in Tamale opened after four years saving money. Marnix College in Ede have contributed for years by organizing a big action event every year for Ghana and organizing a weekly collection kept at school. They even made ​​a movie.
 
Founder and headmaster Mr. Desmond: "I once had a dream and now it has come true. I am really proud of what we have achieved and I am very grateful for all the efforts NorGhaVo has put into this project. Natuma pam. Thank you elephantly!" In addition, Mr. Desmond offered a number of orphans to receive free lessons at his school. "I have been an orphan since I was six and I want these children to have equal chances as all the other children in Ghana to build there future"
 
Getting to school was difficult, especially for the poorest children. Since 2009 the school has a private schoolbus, so that children arrive at school safely and quickly, thereby attracting new children.

Adams Clinic 2008

"I personally thank NorGhaVo and its volunteers for the support given to the director of the clinic and urge the people of Tamale to make good use of this centre." With these words vice president of Ghana - Alhaji Aliu Mahama - finished his speech during the official opening of the Adams Clinic on 30 May, 2008. After more than six years of hard work, raise money and build, the Adams Clinic actually opened. 

 

The Adams Clinic in Tamale is a concept. Doctor Adams provides care for many years to anyone who needs assistance, at a cost to carrying capacity. And that is unique, because healthcare is expensive in Africa. Especially when you barely have money. The old clinic of the doctor was required to be replaced and he could use some more space and facilities to the stream to help patients properly. In 2001 he came up with a plan to NorGhaVo. Ambitious, but we believed in it. In 2008, the brand new clinic with sufficient space for first aid, vaccinations, wound care, surgery and childbirth opened. The circumstances are very hygienic by African standards, modern facilities, but the concern remains as one of Dr. Adams is used; personal and inexpensive.

Computer & Access Development Centre in Navrongo 2007

Unlike the other projects the CADC has not yet been completed, it still requires support from the Netherlands. Therefore the workgroup CADC, consisting of 5 former volunteers, decided to continue working with the CADC in Ghana. Statuaire CADC still belongs to the NorGhaVo-foundation.