PHOTOS: Clubhouse Ghana Collaborates With Three Rotary Clubs To Kickstart Nationwide Outreach

The programme which was well organized with support from MidFire Safety Services was well attended by Clubhouse Ghana Management Team and several Executives of the 3 Rotary clubs. The visiting team donated large quantities of assorted food items and drinks in support of the upkeep of patients at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.

On Saturday, 2nd April 2022, the Clubhouse Ghana kickstarted its nationwide outreach initiatives with 3 Rotary Clubs. Donations were made on-site to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.

The programme which was well organized with support from MidFire Safety Services was well attended by Clubhouse Ghana Management Team and several Rotarians. The visiting team donated large quantities of assorted food items and drinks in support of the upkeep of the patients and this brought smiles on the faces of both patients and staff of the facility.

The items were handed over to the facility by Mr. Richard Selase Agboga (Country Director of Clubhouse Ghana).

Dignitaries from Rotary were Mr. Karol Kunko and Rotary President Mr. Afari Nunyo of Accra-Cantonments, President-Elect Dean Senchim of Accra Industrial, in addition to some past Rotary Presidents. All in all, Clubhouse Ghana has Partnerships with three Rotary Clubs, namely, Rotary Club Accra-Industrial, Rotary Club Accra-Cantonments, and Rotary Club Sekondi-Takoradi.

Mr. Richard Selase Agboga (Country Director of Clubhouse Ghana) admonished Ghanaians and society in general not to neglect issues of mental illnesses but rather encourage those who have these challenges to seek professional assistance as soon as possible.

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The Country Director on behalf of the CEO, ML Brookshire also commended the hospital management for their sacrifices and has assured them of Clubhouse Ghana and Rotary’s support most especially in facilitating the rehabilitation of the recovered patients.

Receiving the items on behalf of the facility was Dr. Ramata Seidu. She expressed her gratitude to all the Rotarians present; as well as Clubhouse Ghana for their kind gesture and she also requested that other institutions try and emulate this worthy example.

Clubhouse Ghana is calling on all well-meaning Ghanaian both home and abroad as well as the international community to support our activities in whichever way they can to enable us to serve our compatriots who are mentally ill.

Donations are accepted at this number via Mobile Money in Ghana Cedis: +233 597 387 368 and via the portal in US Dollars, so that donors can write off portions of their donations since the US branch of Clubhouse Ghana is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

The History Behind Clubhouse Project:
The Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation is a community mental health service model that helps people with a history of serious mental illnesses to rejoin society and maintain their place in it.

The 37 Standards of Clubhouse International as a whole emphatically stress on building people’s strengths and capabilities against all odds (once they are diagnosed with a Mental Health disorder).

Clubhouse Ghana will provide mutual support, along with professional care for people to receive medication treatment, pre-vocational and transitional employment, part-time work opportunities, artisan training, educational opportunities through the Ministry of Education, and healthcare support through the Ministry of Health.

The Clubhouse Model has its roots in a support group formed in 1943 inside Rockland Psychiatric Center in New York. When individuals were discharged; they met in Manhattan, initially on the steps of the New York Public Library to continue supporting each other continually.

Clubhouses provide a supportive environment where people can socialize, participate in recreational activities and learn new skills.

The Clubhouse Program serves adults living with a mental illness who are seeking a community of understanding, like-minded people who might share the same experiences that they do.

There are over 320 Clubhouses in over 30 countries offering hope and opportunities to people living with mental illness. The only two in Africa presently are located in Uganda and South Africa. Hence, Clubhouse Ghana will be the First-Ever Clubhouse-franchised Rehabilitation Center in Ghana and also in the entire West Africa 🌍 If you know someone living with a mental illness, Clubhouse Ghana can definitely help!

Background on the Birth Of Clubhouse Ghana:
In December 2021, the news hit the internet about the intentions of Clubhouse International to set up West Africa’s First Clubhouse-Franchised Rehabilitation Center in Ghana. This intention was made public via a release by a US-based Ghanaian-American ML Brookshire née Blay-Miezah, a Dynamic Marketer and CyberSecurity Consultant who doubles up as the Founder and Executive Director of this non-profit organization headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Her vision was realized when the Clubhouse Ghana initiative was Launched via Zoom on Sunday, 26th December 2021 after she successfully set up both NGOs in Accra and Texas as tax-exempt organizations.

Read More about the launch here >>> ML4Lyfe Group Finally Launches First-Ever Clubhouse Ghana Rehabilitation Center

A few months after Clubhouse Ghana was launched, a donor who insists on remaining anonymous donated land to the Clubhouse Ghana Project, to build its administration offices and main clubhouse facility.

Read More >> Clubhouse Ghana receives generous land donations for rehabilitation building.
We hope the avid readers of this featured article will support Clubhouse Ghana to build its facility this quarter so that it can open its doors to the public in September 2022 as planned.

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