Report on 2017 Speech Training Camp organised at Boadi Retreat Center, Kumasi

The Cleft Palate (CP) Speech Training Team at KATH Cleft Clinic, formed by Ms. Barbara Frimpong, Ms. Felicia Sarpong and Mr. Albert Osei-Bagyina organized a speech training programme for patients (Children and Adults) with repaired cleft palate.

Participants gathered at KATH Cleft clinic and a bus transported them to Grace Mission Retreat Center Guest House, Tech Boadi – Kumasi. After selecting sleeping rooms and beds, they converged at an open dwarf walled room where all activities took place. There were indoor games like Ludo, Oware, and Playing Cards for the adults and football for the children.
Parents expressed their appreciation to the Ghana Cleft Foundation for the continuous care and support to their children. Some of the comments expressed by the Parents are;
“I am very satisfied with the food served and thank the organizers of the programme” .
• Another parent stated that she was very happy that authorities had recognized their plight of children and want to help them speak well.
• All parents promised to come again when called.
• Parents promised to contact those absent with the information gathered, so that they (absent parents) would be eager to come next time
The organizers of the programme wish to express their appreciation to; Smile Train for the sponsorship as well as the Ghana Cleft Foundation and all those who supported the programme.

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The idea for establishing the Ghana Cleft Foundation originated in 2005 from discussions among members of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Cleft Clinic. These discussions were informed by the firsthand experiences of the hardships faced by families of children born with cleft lip and palate. [Read More]

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