New classes funded by NMSI begin – Noyaa weaving classes

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On 18th June, the children at the Noyaa Academy received their first class on how to weave from recyclable plastics. The Noyaa Academy has teamed up with Environment360 to organise an eight-week programme sponsored by NMSI. To help the school to become sustainable, Environment360 are hosting the plastic weaving classes where students will learn to weave baskets from recycled black rubber and water sachets.

This tangible skill can be used to help raise revenue to care for themselves and their families and will even ensure some stay in school. Noyaa headmistress, Rachel Annan, said: “Our first class of using sachet rubber to make bags and other beautiful items was amazing with Angela teaching the kids the basic steps so that at the end of the eight-week programme the children will have acquired a skill that will help them in the future.” Cordie Aziz, director of Environment360, added: “Environment360 believes in empowering children to not only clean up their environment, but equip them with skills that can help them earn money as well”.

Overall the first class was a great success and the children had fun, as well as starting the journey on how to have a tangible skill going forward. They are all very much looking forward to the next classes over the coming weeks and seeing their baskets at the end of the programme.

Dodowa District Hospital Fully Operational

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In June 2016 the newly built Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa went fully operational.

The hospital was built by NMS Infrastructure Limited in partnership with the Ghanaian Ministry of Health on their “Built To Care Ghana” project.

Constructed predominantly by a Ghanaian workforce, with around 60% of those coming from the local community, this new 120 bed hospital is a true reflection of the quality of work that can be achieved and has set a new standard for other hospitals to aspire to.


Environmental Education Program

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The NMSI-sponsored ‘Jaku and the Earth Defenders’ mobile gallery has been making its way around schools in Accra. The gallery teaches children about different types of pollutants, the importance of community sanitation and how they can protect the environment by being Earth Defenders as well. On 31st May, the children of the Noyaa Academy were presented the ‘Jaku and The Earth Defenders’ gallery and learnt about how they can affect the environment. The visit proved to be another great collaboration between Noyaa and Environment360.

Campbell Reith voted winners on the ICE ‘Engineered in London’ award

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UK based Campbell Reith, the lead civil engineering consultants for the district hospitals on this Built To Care Ghana project, were last Thursday announced as the winners of the ICE ‘Engineered in London’ award. Yet further proof of the ground breaking work that is being achieved on this project.

Congratulations to all involved!



His Excellency John Dramani Mahama Visits Abetifi Hospital Site

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On Thursday 14th April, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama visited the 4th hospital site from the Built To Care Ghana project, situated in Abetifi.  The event was well attended with local leaders and district chiefs in attendance, as well as many of the workforce.

The visit was a chance for the President to see at first hand the progress that has been made on site.

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Dodowa Construction Team Awards

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The Ceremonial Handover was the perfect occasion to celebrate the excellent contribution made by all the local Ghanaian workforce involved in the build of the Hospital in Dodowa, with specific awards being presented to 6 outstanding members of the team, who excelled in their work.

The President personally presented each winner with a plaque and certificate to mark their achievements and it proved to be a fitting and well received moment during the ceremony.

The award winners were:

Abraham Zorh – Building Supervisor

Bright Avorkah – Plant Operator

William Tetteh – Building Foreman

Samuel Addo – Steel Worker

Emilia Barkey Tettah – Site Administrator

Sammy Okai Laryea – Provider of Resource and Building Services

The outstanding work of Site Manager, Francis Yore, was also recognised.

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