On the 22nd February 2015, CTN Outreach undertook a project dubbed My Love Machete at the Owomase and Kwaakwaa villages in the central Region of Ghana.
Clothes and Farm Machetes/Cutlasses were distributed to all households of the two villages.
We believe by giving each household a machete, we are empowering them to fight against hunger and poverty through farming.
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OUTREACH 2016
RECENT PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OUTREACH PROJECTS
On the 12 of January 2017, Clothe The Naked visited the Chronic Ward 11 of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital of Ghana and donated about 1000 pieces of clothes to the mentally-challenged patients of the hospital.
Clothe The Naked Outreach reaches out to mentally-challenged people in Psychiatric Hospitals of Ghana with clothes to ensure that they always have something to wear to make their stay in hospitals a bit more comfortable, and also make them feel loved to aid their recovery process.
This project helps us to redistribute clothing resources to fulfill our mission of reducing the impact of solitude, and ensures the optimum use of clothing resources. It also helps to reduce environmental pollution by reducing the amount of clothes which may end up at the dumping sites and gutters.
WHY PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OUTREACH?
Even though it is the responsibility of the government of Ghana to clothe, feed and ensure the general welfare of mentally-sick patients in Psychiatric Hospitals of Ghana, psychiatric hospitals in Ghana need a lot assistance from charitable organizations and individuals to survive. For instance, the last time that patients in psychiatric hospitals of Ghana received uniforms was about 10 years ago, leaving the responsibility of providing clothing for psychiatric patients in the hands of their families. Meanwhile it is difficult for psychiatric hospital authorities to even locate families of most patients under their care, so how should the patients be clothed?. Unfortunately, some families, due to socio-cultural reasons, abandon their relatives once they are put on admission, and they do not even come for them when they are discharged. Most families who do not want to be stigmatized by society give wrong addresses to the hospital, making it impossible for authorities to locate them even when their wards are fine. Now who to provide clothes for the patients within the hospitals, and clothes for them to wear home when they are discharged is a question which need to be answered. Let us not forget that there are so many people outside the hospital walls who have more clothes in their closets than they have ever needed.
On the 21st October and 31st December 2016, CTN Outreach visited the Ankarful Psychiatric Hospital of Ghana and donated clothes, bedsheets and novels to the mentally-challenged patients of Aggrey Ward of the hospital.
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OUTREACH 2013
We are counting on your kind support to help us build a Clothes Bank in Ghana
- where solicited clothes will be washed, amenbed, ironed and packaged before distribution.
CTN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OUTREACH
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL OUTREACH 2017
On the 2nd of January 2013, CTN Outreach visited the Ankarful Psychiatric Hospital of Ghana and donated about 2000 pieces of clothes to the mentally-challenged patients of the hospital.