It is more like an information center.
A snap shot of the activities of our small community at the Precious Child Foundation.
We held our Annual Walk For Water event and as much as I love our walk, the highlight of the month was definitely my trip to the Touch A Life Care Center.
So here is a little "snap shot" of my 9 days in Ghana.
we were greeted with lots of smiles and happy hellos.
Nana from Bliss Yoga Accra came to the TAL Care Center and spent some time with the kids teaching a few yoga classes. It was so fun to watch the kids try out the different poses.
Let me tell you; this was some serious soccer! I realized just how serious they were about this game when I saw some of the kids were playing without shoes! The excitement over a good football game was one of my favorite memories while I was at the center.
It was amazing!!
The women worked so hard everyday to give us the most delicious lunches.
It's a wonder they didn't have to roll all of us off of the plane when we arrived home. Seriously...everything was hand made from scratch, EVERYDAY!!!
I love this stuff. I will confess that when I first saw it in the storage room, I thought it was rolls of toilet paper...my mistake...but seriously, it could happen to anyone. Take a look at the rolls stacked next to the man making the soap and tell me that doesn't look a little like fancy wrapped TP...
They also went to different classes and learned about a variety of topics from how to properly brush your teeth, a class on self esteem and a photography class.
But by far the most popular class was the skin care class where the kids learned how to do homemade facials.
Let's just say in the second game the use of heads was restricted, and our little ref enjoyed giving out "red cards" for the players.
They were the most amazing people. Seriously, there was almost 20 of us and not one complainer! Everyone was so supportive and worked as a group. I was inspired by my team as I watched them laugh, play and encourage the kids.
I think it has a lot to do with the atmosphere of the Care Center itself.
The standard of care at the Touch A Life Care Center is the best I have ever seen. I was so impressed by so many things while I was there. I would encourage you to let others know about the awesome work that they do in Ghana.
The morning we were leaving the Kumasi area to return to Accra, the kids song us a farewell song. I, of course started crying at the beautiful and heartfelt good-bye.
So without further ado...
here is the amazing send off that we received from the TAL Care Center.
All Photos by NBarrett Photography.