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Tough Fight for Taha

What a tough fight, no, what two tough fights! We are still proud of our two Champions Stefanie and Christoph, who boxed for the Taha school project at the Students Charity Fight night on the 19th of November. It was really a great performance. Unfortunatly both of them didn’t win, but they showed a successful boxfight und proved courage. They fought till the end.

The Students Charity Fight Night is a event which took place in Regensburg for the first time last Thursday. The idea behind it is to have a classy evening where students fight against each other for charity. Each participiant got 500 EUR which he could donate to a social project of his own choice. Our chairman Christoph Wenzl was the first to enter the ring for our project. He got brave support from Stefanie Amann who also competed for our project. And yet again we have to highlight the great achievment which both showed. Not only at this evening, also in the previous weeks of preperation they put their shoulder to the wheel for the project. We give a big thank therefor.

We also want to thank the two organizer Dennis Sillah and Stephan Schmidbauer, who made this successful evening possible. All who witnessed it were enthusiastic and for those who didn’t have time to watch it we have a few pictures of the fight.

Great Sporting Event

On tuesday, the 28th of July, it was yet again time for the annual sports festival. The students of the Fraunhofer Gymnasium Cham changed their schoolbooks for running shoes and sportswear and went to the Quadfeldmühle. There they all took part in a charity run for our Taha-School-Project. In Advance the students had searched for sponsors who would donate one euro per round which was 620 meters. They had fifteen minutes to give their best and this is exactly what they did. After a phenomenal achievement the teacher counted 2340 rounds in total. Because of the donators’ generosity, the organizers of the sports festival, Margot Alt and Andrea Rothfischer, could hand over a check about 3010.23 EUR to Christoph Wenzl, the chairman of the Taha-School-Project. We just admire this great engagement of so many young people and we can’t stop thanking. A special thanks goes to the two organizers Margot Alt and Andrea Rothfischer.

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Great Performance at the Charity Run of the Sparkasse Cham

With red faces and hurting legs our athlets crawled off the court. But highly content. And this is absolutely right because of such a great performance! In total the 22 runners absolved 196 rounds at the “Guter Zweck Lauf” by the Sparkasse Cham on Sunday, the 26th of July. The distance was 1.325 km und they were given two hours to run as many rounds as possible for charity. For each round the Sparkasse donated 50 ct to the Chamer Tafel, Kinderkrebshilfe Cham and Bürger helfen Bürger. Another 50 ct per round were donated to a free chosen social project and thus our busy runners could raise 98 EUR in total for our assocciation. Amongst those who have taken part was the whole board of management, numerous members, but also friends and relatives, both old and young. We thank each runner for his engagement, as well as the supporters who provided water and motivation for us on the court. Another gratitude goes to the Sparkasse Cham and the ASV Cham for the successful organisation. We wish you all the best to cure out your muscle aches!

 

Fraunhofer’s Schoolfestival 2015

Big interest at the Fraunhofer’s schoolfestival

At nearly Ghanaian temperatures we could inform about our project at the Fraunhofer’s schoolfestival on the 17th of July. The Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Gymnasium Cham supports us since the beginning. Last friday we told the parents and teachers about the project in general and the progress taken. The children also enjoyed our stand, they could try out the typical Ghanaian game “Oware”.
The next event, which the Fraunhofer Gymnasium will organize for us, will be a charity run on July 28, whose total proceeds will be credited to the Taha-school-project.

Fascinating presentation in Untertraubenbach

Last friday, the 19th of june it was time for another presentation, where Christoph Wenzl, our chairman, had again the possibility to tell about his life in Ghana, the country and its inhabitants. But this time it was something very special for him, because he was invited from the elderly peoples group of Untertraubenbach, his home. About 40 people came to this occasion to listen to him, when he reported vividly about the country in Westafrica which became less and less strange after a short while. With many pictures he showed how it was to live and work one year in a small village in Ghana, where temperatures rise up to 50°, where hevy rainfalls can cause free days at school and where it is completely normal to eat with only the fingers instead of fork and knife. The most impressing part were the pictures of Wenzl’s journeys, many said, that they would not have believed that Ghana is such a beautiful country.
Of course our chairman advertised our project again. He proudly reported about the latest achievments at the site and he showed the pictures you see at the website below. The audience was enthusiastic about such a great engagement and made also a big donation. We want to thank the elderly people group Untertraubenbach a lot for this and for the successful afternoon.

Incredible!!!

Responsible for this post’s heading is a message I received from Ghana today. I shows that our work is earning success. A few days ago our Ghanaian deputy Alhassan Salifu reported that he is going to mold about 3000 blocks from the money we collected the last months. This sounds pretty amazing but it’s a difference if you just read it or see the effort. And today he has sent pictures from the worksite. It looks awesome! So many blocks, the whole material, I wish I could go there and join the work myself. On this occassion I want to thank Alhassan Salifu and the inhabitants of Ghbalahi, who worked voluntaryly for their and our school. But there is another one I have to thank and this is YOU, our donators, because your money made this possible. Let’s go on!!!!

Presentation in Cham

A report from 10.03.15. Christoph Wenzl held his talk “my year in Ghana” at the elderly people group of Cham/St. Josef, where he reported about his life and work in Kaleo, Ghana. There was a big attendance andorganisator Carola Gleixner was especially pleased to welcome so many male members. And the participants were not disappointed. Christoph Wenzl reported very colorful of the Westafrican country and of its culture in special. The elderly people showed much interest and asked many questions during the break. In the second part Wenzl told of his work at the Kaleo Senior High Technical school, as teacher for ICT and chemistry. In line with the presentation he also introduced the Taha-school-project and the association, whose aim is to build a secondary school in Taha. The elderly people donated the proceeds of their thank-you box to the project.
Everyone who wants to know more about the project and wants to hear the presentation “my year in Ghana” is invited to Kehlheim on 25.04.2015 at 19.00 or asks us for an own date.


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News from the construction site

First progress can be seen. Building materials could be purchased with a part of the donations. The workers at Ghbalahi moulded about 1000 blocks out of sand and cement. Later on the four blocks, of wich the school contains, will be constructed out of these blocks. Furthermore the ground plot was marked, as you can see on the left picture. Best requirements, this is how it can go on.

We already have 4722€

This is how Ghbalahi looks at the moment. As you can see there are no buildings yet. Not yet! This will change soon. We have already aquired a piece of land with the kindly permission of the chief and the local authorities to build our school there. This means, that this piece of land which you can see is already secured for the school. The next step will be to mark the land. This means that we will mold blocks, which will be later used to build the complex. 

Great success at the JvFG

On the  27.03.2014 the presentation “My year in Ghana” took place at the Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Gymnasium Cham (Bavaria, Germany). Christoph Wenzl, who is a former student of the Fraunhofer school and also co-founder of the Taha School Project, was the speaker. He imposingly reported of his voluntary social year in Kaleo, Ghana. Furthermore he introduced the project. The attendants could win a good impression of the life in Ghana, with the help of many  descriptive pictures. To our big pleasure the will to donate money was very big, so that the Assistant Headmaster, Josef Vogl could hand Christoph Wenzl over a check about 1500€, plus 700€ in cash. At this point we thank again Josef Vogl, the students and teachers of the Jospeh-von-Fraunhofer Gymnasium and all the attendants for their great donation. Thank you very much!