Monday, July 20, 2009

look how far we have come. thanks for supporting us

soon this playground will be completed. a grand opening and funfair is being planned. keep watching this site for the date and time. keep watching this site, we may be planting a playground in your neighbourhood soon

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

finally the first swing arrives

the children who live on the korle bu hospital campus celebrated republic day 09 in grand style.a swing was finally mounted right in their back yard. enjoy these pictures. the grand opening will be announced here. so keep watching this blog

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thank God for the rains

i was at work on Thursday Morning when the rains began. "Thank God for the rain", i said to the nurse working with me. She was absolutely horrified and couldn't imagine that i was glad it was raining.

i know the rainy season is not welcome by most city dwellers. of course nobody wants to contend with leaking roofs and flooded roads. well I'll entreat you to look a little beyond those and join me pray for more rain. the grass is now nice and green. we now have someone willing to put up the fence without charging us "workmanship".
soon good people, the first swing will be mounted and we'll get to see pictures of the playground. Keep watching this blog and keep supporting the parents playground initiative. we could be storming your neighbourhood soon.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

one year on

6Th of March 2009, was exactly one year since i conceived the idea of setting up a neighbourhood playground. the idea was very well received by parents in the neighbourhood however , this enthusiasm has not been backed by financial support.

So i now see why good proposals remain on paper. i refuse to let my proposal remain on paper. No matter how long it takes (although i wish we could move a faster) we will set up at least one neighbourhood playground.

I'ld like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this cause. If YOU have not done so already, please lend your support. Spread the word.tell Egya Ataa Mills about the parents playground initiative.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A place
A safe place
A safe place to interact
A safe place where children can interact with their peers
Can we make it happen?
With God's help we can

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

recreation and upbringing

a very big challenge for any working parent is making time to play with our kids
An important aspect of building a family, is spending time together. it is when we play with our children, that we bond with them. it is important to connect with them as kids so that they can reach out to us as teenagers. connecting with your children is one sure way of ensuring that they keep you in the loop.
playing together, sitting down together, taking walks together, eating the family dinner etc.
having a playground in your neighbourhood makes this so much easier . you can spend a few minutes as often as possible with the children without having to dress up and get out,without having to pay for petrol or buy unhealthy treats. just plain quality time right in your backyard.
that is what this drive is all about. parentsplaygroundinitiative has a vision to plant ten playgrounds within ten neighbourhoods by 2010
the benefits it will bring , not only to the children but it's healing effects on broken homes, the chance of rekindling family time, an opportunity for time out , makes it all the worth while.
nothing is going stop me not even this dry season when i can't get water for the grass.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


everyday i go out to get people to support our initiative, they ask me why do you want to do this? my simple answer is, "that is my passion." i believe children everywhere have the right to play in safe places. there is really nothing more important than the safety of your children.

talking about safety, let me chip in this. i work as a doctor in a primary care setting. Currently there is a cholera outbreak in Accra. please watch what you eat and more importantly what your children eat and drink. keep it simple- "boil it,peel it, cook it or forget it" and that includes the water in the sachets.

now back to the playground. we haven't been able to raise much but with our widows might, we will open the first playground for residents of korle bu soon. today we mowed the grass and as i look how beautiful it looks i know that all the effort is worth with .