Who We Are <ul><li>The Branches of the Vine (BOV) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit independent organization that provides socia...
What We Offer <ul><li>Established Relationship:  BOV has established relationships to assure proper priorities, effective ...
2009 Accra Ghana West Africa Beyond the amazing journey’s we’ve taken . . . we’ve had the good fortune to work with amazin...
October 2009 Ghana Team
BOV has produced results! <ul><li>The most obvious results are in capital improvement such as wells and buildings for scho...
School & Church Construction There is still a need . .  .
Twerebo School  Eight classrooms . . . Some travel up to 10 miles to go to school
Twerebo Update <ul><li>Where it all began </li></ul><ul><li>Two bore holes have results in a much healthier community </li...
Twerebo Christ the King Church
Roof for St. Joseph’s Anglican Church, Pram Pram
Renovation St. Paul’s High School, La
St. Paul’s High School Update <ul><li>General studies are fully implemented as well as business and graphic design </li></...
St. Paul’s High School . . .Estimate Cost Breakdown For Completion <ul><li>Six classrooms  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Painting ...
Oduman School  . . .   School waiting for wash room to be built . . .  Registration has started . . . School to open  Janu...
Obeyeyie School . . .  School opened with 108 Kids Area Population Data . . . 1,842 Children . . . 65% School Age . . . 20...
St. Justin’s Vocational  Tech  School, Akramaman   Area Population Data  . . . 1,003 Children . . . 75% School Age . . . 4...
St. Justin’s Update <ul><li>School will be two floors . . . First floor almost completed </li></ul><ul><li>Four sectors wi...
Nsakina School  . . .   Waiting on lumber for the roof  Schedule to open January 2010 could be September 2010  Area Popula...
New School at Buako . . . Liverpool UK Initiative   Ground Breaking / Sod Cutting October 2009
Clean Water a High Priority
Water <ul><li>Lack of clean water is linked to medical health issues  </li></ul><ul><li>Villagers and animals use the same...
Buako Water Source
Buako Poly Tank Poly Tank Short Term Fix . . . Connecting to Main Water Pipe This Year
Twerebo Original Water Supply
Kevin’s Well at Twerebo
BOV has produced results! <ul><li>Not quite as obvious, but still very important are services provided or put in place.  T...
Medical Outreach “God does not call the qualified but He qualified the called”  Venerable Daniel Torto   <ul><li>BOV is ta...
Buako
Team Travels to Buako
2006 – 973 Cases  2007 – 4,096 Cases
2008 – 3,096 Cases  2009 – 1,230 Cases
Dental Outreach
October 2009 Medical Outreach   By the Numbers  . . . July 2009 Outreach Numbers are not included <ul><li>Illnesses’ . . ....
$20.00 Provides Medical Treatment for a Child or Adult
“ The greatest need is education, education, education.”  The Most Rev’d Dr. Justice O. Akrofi
St. Paul’s High School $20.00 Provides a Student Desk
Twerebo School Children
Bibles & Blanket Prison Ministry <ul><li>There are 13,000 + prisoners in Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>The prison system in Ghan...
Akuse Prison <ul><li>The prison population is both male and female  </li></ul><ul><li>A framing prison </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Bibles & Blankets Program $20.00 Provides a Prisoner with a Bible, Blanket, Drink and Cookie
Distribution of Blankets
Results <ul><li>BOV has produced results!  And their continued support is sought after.  The most obvious are the capital ...
“ I soon discovered that I was going to leave Ghana with much more than I had arrived to give.  For it was through the wel...
“ Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”  Mother Teresa
Contact  www.thebranchesofthevine.org <ul><li>US – Frank & Gennie Myers . . .  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></...
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BOV Presentation 4 Rev 3[1] 11.19.09

  1. 2. Who We Are <ul><li>The Branches of the Vine (BOV) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit independent organization that provides social infrastructure to rural villages i.e. education, medical outreach, clean water . . . </li></ul><ul><li>BOV team members come from different groups, organization and denominations . . . </li></ul><ul><li>BOV provides assistances, and training . . . Leadership, Basic Business Practices, Traditional Birth Attendants, HIV/AIDS and other health related issues . . . </li></ul><ul><li>BOV is a volunteer organization with active participants in Ghana, UK, USA </li></ul>
  2. 3. What We Offer <ul><li>Established Relationship: BOV has established relationships to assure proper priorities, effective project management (definition, approval and approach) and faithful accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability: All funds, whether raised through private, church or corporate donations are accounted for and reported to the Board of Directors, all required government agencies, donors, partners and organizations and to the general public </li></ul>
  3. 4. 2009 Accra Ghana West Africa Beyond the amazing journey’s we’ve taken . . . we’ve had the good fortune to work with amazing people of great faith.
  4. 5. October 2009 Ghana Team
  5. 6. BOV has produced results! <ul><li>The most obvious results are in capital improvement such as wells and buildings for schools and churches </li></ul>
  6. 7. School & Church Construction There is still a need . . .
  7. 8. Twerebo School Eight classrooms . . . Some travel up to 10 miles to go to school
  8. 9. Twerebo Update <ul><li>Where it all began </li></ul><ul><li>Two bore holes have results in a much healthier community </li></ul><ul><li>School enrollment: 122 in 2006, 156 in 2008 & 189 in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Illiteracy rates have decreased significantly and there is a positive attitude among the parents & adults </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers requested equipment for home science, sports materials i.e. jerseys, volleyballs – Instruments for worship and materials for teaching </li></ul>
  9. 10. Twerebo Christ the King Church
  10. 11. Roof for St. Joseph’s Anglican Church, Pram Pram
  11. 12. Renovation St. Paul’s High School, La
  12. 13. St. Paul’s High School Update <ul><li>General studies are fully implemented as well as business and graphic design </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Arts will be added next year </li></ul><ul><li>Don Dixon Memorial Fund will be used to complete the visual arts workshop on the 2 nd floor </li></ul>
  13. 14. St. Paul’s High School . . .Estimate Cost Breakdown For Completion <ul><li>Six classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Painting $ 2,238 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical 2,918 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masonry 2,463 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timberwork 15,857 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roofing Sheets (Inside) 12,286 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classrooms Total Cost $ 35,762 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Per Classroom $ 5,960 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roof (Estimate Approximately) $ 30,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Cost – Classroom & Roof (Estimate) $ 65,762 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Oduman School . . . School waiting for wash room to be built . . . Registration has started . . . School to open January 2010 . . . Area Population Data . . . 6,024 Children . . . 85 % School Age . . . 417 Houses
  15. 16. Obeyeyie School . . . School opened with 108 Kids Area Population Data . . . 1,842 Children . . . 65% School Age . . . 200 Houses
  16. 17. St. Justin’s Vocational Tech School, Akramaman Area Population Data . . . 1,003 Children . . . 75% School Age . . . 428 Houses
  17. 18. St. Justin’s Update <ul><li>School will be two floors . . . First floor almost completed </li></ul><ul><li>Four sectors will be taught . . . Masonry, Carpentry, Catering and Tailoring . . . Plus reading and math </li></ul><ul><li>20 – 35 students per class & 2 teachers . . . workshops 3 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Certification goes to level 7 . . . Level 1 those who have never been to school . . . Level 7 is equivalent of 1 st year of university </li></ul><ul><li>Goal . . . Certification & Accreditation for Students </li></ul><ul><li>Met with the Minister of Vocational Tech Training . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Tax-exempt status was approved for deliveries of teaching materials and supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate cost not including roof: $65,046 / Competed $24,000 / Remaining Cost $41,046 plus roof and fence </li></ul>
  18. 19. Nsakina School . . . Waiting on lumber for the roof Schedule to open January 2010 could be September 2010 Area Population Data . . . 3,968 Children . . . 90% School Age . . . 475 Houses
  19. 20. New School at Buako . . . Liverpool UK Initiative Ground Breaking / Sod Cutting October 2009
  20. 21. Clean Water a High Priority
  21. 22. Water <ul><li>Lack of clean water is linked to medical health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Villagers and animals use the same pond for drinking, cooking and bathing </li></ul><ul><li>Short term fix a Poly Tank for the state to store clean water </li></ul><ul><li>Long term fix a well </li></ul>
  22. 23. Buako Water Source
  23. 24. Buako Poly Tank Poly Tank Short Term Fix . . . Connecting to Main Water Pipe This Year
  24. 25. Twerebo Original Water Supply
  25. 26. Kevin’s Well at Twerebo
  26. 27. BOV has produced results! <ul><li>Not quite as obvious, but still very important are services provided or put in place. These would include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical and Dental Examinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food and Clothes Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prison Ministry </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Medical Outreach “God does not call the qualified but He qualified the called” Venerable Daniel Torto <ul><li>BOV is taking medical and dental aid, HIV/AIDS counseling and Traditional Birth Attendants training to rural villages where the needs is great </li></ul><ul><li>BOV is supporting the Safe Motherhood Initiative </li></ul>
  28. 29. Buako
  29. 30. Team Travels to Buako
  30. 31. 2006 – 973 Cases 2007 – 4,096 Cases
  31. 32. 2008 – 3,096 Cases 2009 – 1,230 Cases
  32. 33. Dental Outreach
  33. 34. October 2009 Medical Outreach By the Numbers . . . July 2009 Outreach Numbers are not included <ul><li>Illnesses’ . . . Predominantly Malaria, Ringworm, and water borne illnesses from unclean water </li></ul><ul><li>Akwaaba . . . 137 adults . . . 120 children . . . 257 Total </li></ul><ul><li>Buako . . . 170 adults . . . 120 children . . . 290 Total </li></ul><ul><li>New Ningo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Fair . . . 181 adults . . . 98 children . . .279 Total </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye Screening . . . 112 adults . . . 44 children . . . 156 Total </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental . . . 151 adults . . . 97 children . . . 248 Total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total . . . 751 adults . . . 479 children . . . 1,230 Total </li></ul><ul><li>Cost $15,000 / $12.20 Per Case </li></ul><ul><li>Plus $7,000 to Safe Motherhood Program </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Outreach $22,000 Total </li></ul>
  34. 35. $20.00 Provides Medical Treatment for a Child or Adult
  35. 36. “ The greatest need is education, education, education.” The Most Rev’d Dr. Justice O. Akrofi
  36. 37. St. Paul’s High School $20.00 Provides a Student Desk
  37. 38. Twerebo School Children
  38. 39. Bibles & Blanket Prison Ministry <ul><li>There are 13,000 + prisoners in Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>The prison system in Ghana gets very little funding – They must raised money for themselves – Prisoners are given food; no clothing, no beds or mattresses </li></ul><ul><li>They sleep on the ground, floor or a wooden bunk . . . Pneumonia is common </li></ul><ul><li>Inmates do not have a Bible or Blanket </li></ul><ul><li>To date we have provided 5,223 prisoners with a Bible, blanket, drink and cookie in 15 prisons </li></ul><ul><li>Bibles are distributed in their own dialect Twi, Ga, Ewe and English </li></ul>
  39. 40. Akuse Prison <ul><li>The prison population is both male and female </li></ul><ul><li>A framing prison </li></ul><ul><li>Inmates are in prison for survival crimes such as stealing food or debt </li></ul><ul><li>Most have a sentence of less that 12 months – none were in for more that 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>The team distrusted 250 Bibles, blankets, drinks and cookies </li></ul><ul><li>Puppet show from Liverpool performed - Two others entertained with a skit </li></ul><ul><li>Together - We listened, We shared – There was music, There were expressions of kindness in faces, There were smiles . . . </li></ul>
  40. 41. Bibles & Blankets Program $20.00 Provides a Prisoner with a Bible, Blanket, Drink and Cookie
  41. 42. Distribution of Blankets
  42. 43. Results <ul><li>BOV has produced results! And their continued support is sought after. The most obvious are the capital improvement schools, churches and clean water in remote villages. Prisoners receive Bibles and blankets. Services go beyond construction and physical care to enrich lives. Educational opportunities give hope to families, and the women’s ministry train women as leaders. One of the most important results comes in the form of changed lives, both here and there. </li></ul>
  43. 44. “ I soon discovered that I was going to leave Ghana with much more than I had arrived to give. For it was through the welcoming nature of these great people, that my own world expanded. It was in their smiling faces, that I saw the face of God and His incredible love for all of humankind. And it was because of their indelible faith, that my own was renewed and strengthened. Yes, I came home from Ghana with much more than I left behind. For this I will be eternally gratefully and forever changed” Jolene Witt, Deerfield, MI – 2008 Team
  44. 45. “ Intense love does not measure, it just gives.” Mother Teresa
  45. 46. Contact www.thebranchesofthevine.org <ul><li>US – Frank & Gennie Myers . . . </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone 704.542.1227 Mobile 980.253.0088 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax 704.542.0610 </li></ul><ul><li>UK – Peter Morris . . . </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone 0151 424 5208 </li></ul><ul><li>Ghana – Venerable Daniel Torto [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phone 23321 663 595 </li></ul>
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