During the canonical visit to our centres in Africa, Sr Begoña Perez -Provincial Superior and Sr Ana Maria Oroz -Provincial Secretary, went to the Holy Child Centre in Ghana from 12th to 18th December to see how the facility is doing and what can be done to improve it in the near future.
Sister Begoña had a general meeting with staff and addressed some of their concerns. It was an interactive meeting where the Provincial Superior reminded everyone about the Sisters Hospitallers values. She urged all to work diligently in the interest of the sick. The staff requested that Dr. Manuel Martin Carrasco should be invited again for two days because they enjoyed his teachings.
Sr Margaret took them to the farm to see the produce planted by the clients of the rehabilitation centre as part of the occupational therapy.
Visit to Nzulezu Village
On the 18th of December, the community of Holy Child had the privilege of travelling with the Provincial Superior and the Provincial Secretary to Nzulezu, one of the most famous tourist attraction in Ghana. They also took the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Sr Georgina, the Superior of the house.
To get there, they all took a boat, enjoyed the amazing rain forest landscape and took plenty of pictures.
Nzulezu overlooks the Lake Tadane, and is made up of stilts and platforms. In Nzema language, the village’s name means “surface water”. According to local legend, the village was built by a group of people from Oualata, a city of the ancient Ghana Empire and in present-day Mauritania, which came about from following a snail.