With the new year in full swing, here’s a quick post to highlight some of our recent activity.
First and foremost, we want to introduce you to the email newsletter we launched at the end of 2012.
For non-Twi speakers, the -sem means ‘stories’. Stories about us, and stories about what’s happening in the wider world of children, culture and play. As well as our news, Mmofrasem includes the regular ‘Child-friendly World’ feature, highlighting interesting projects and articles from Africa and across the globe.
Our first edition – which you can view online – focuses on Iduol Beny’s fascinating ‘Children’s Pavilion‘ initiative in Juba, South Sudan. You’ll also find a checklist of what to expect from us in 2013.
If you want to receive Mmofrasem, you can sign up right here or request it through the contact form on our site (on the right hand side of this page).
Florence Benson profile
Elsewhere, we’ve published a profile of Florence Benson, a crucial supporter of our Playtime in Africa project, on the Urban Photo blog:
“…the yard of Florence Benson is more than just green. It also boasts a constellation of oranges, purples, reds, yellows and brilliant whites. They are orchids, the work of a former civil servant who has turned her passion into an unlikely, word-of-mouth-driven home business, and who now counts a university campus and an innovative children’s park among her public projects.”
Mrs Benson also oversees planting at the campus of Ashesi university, and like us she is passionate about creating a greener Accra. We’re grateful for her expert advice on what to plant and when at our Dzorwulu site.
For gardening fans and Mmofra supporters alike, it’s a treat to get a glimpse inside her thriving urban garden.