Jeffery Leon Asamoah is my name and a Latitude Global Volunteer for Football for Hope Centre Cape Coast, and also from Accra. I live with a lovely host family blessed with three children. They are really a family to be with. They are very kind to me and my UK counterpart who am going to spend the 10 weeks with. We are in week 7 and things are going smooth and well for everyone. Well as a volunteer we are here to educate and help or assist children and the youth as well as the communities both literate and illiterate to achieve a common goal and doing this we convince the children the importance of education, life skills and I.C.T since it has now become a must towards a child’s successful carrier whereby easily re defined yourself through it.
Latitude I.C.S in collaboration with Football For Hope Centre has really showed me lots of things. I have learnt how to socialize, opening up to talk to people or talk in the midst of people and also planning ahead of things and even planning on my own.( Solving of Issues). I was a bit shy person unable to get close to people nor even talk in the crowd. I can now proudly say I have upgraded myself through the help of (I.C.S) International citizen Service like speaking in public and also teaching as well. On a more serious note I.C.S programme has really had an impact in my life because it has built-up my confidence, improved on my teaching skills, my boldness when leading a group of people in an open or close place. I can now say am a better person now through the help of Latitude I.C.S. We had our first ever parent and awards day on the 14th of June 2014. We had committees to take responsibilities of the things. We chose Art and choreography and my group mate or colleague was Lauren. We had a long talk on what we wanted to do, because art and choreography talks more about Creativity. I went to town to by some paints, yellow, blue, brown, green and light green. Starch, A4 sheets, balloons and also permanent markers. We made all of the children dip their hands into paint and stick it on the A4 sheet and cutting them, we designed a tree with branches. It was really nice. For the choreography session because of the rains I had one week to teach the children some Azonto dance moves. But God being so good we were able to do it and we did it successfully. We rehearsed for an hour and proved to the parents that their children are not only good academically but also creative in many ways. On the parents and awards day from the looks on their faces and the hands of applause from parents, children, centre staffs, street league participants, ladies and gentle men they did liked it.
For me it’s a huge pleasure and an experience how to move and understand the UKVs especially where they are coming from and now I have the privilege to chat, dine and work with them. I want to use this opportunity to thank all the N.G.O organizations both in Ghana and UK for helping and encouraging children and youth to build a successful, healthy life style and careers to help them since we are the future leaders of our country and also to reduce the rate of unemployment and illiterate. I thank I.C.S for this one in a life time experience. Thank you. I have improved or should I use the word upgraded on my teaching skills and even know how to control and talk to children and even to the crowd and mostly learnt more about learning day. I think am a better man now.