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Camp Aya

Camp Aya

21th  November, 2019

Camp Aya was the fourth camp organized in the year 2019 and was also organized by Diabetes Youth Care in partnership with the Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF) a Ugandan non-governmental organization which seeks to care for young ones living with diabetes.  Aya as the theme was is an Akan symbol which means “fern”.

Camp Aya was organized for three days (3) at the cape coast Teacher’s Hall (GNAT Hall) which had about 70 warriors and medics and non-medics with some of the board of DYC representing. The camp also hosted counselors and warriors from Uganda who also lodged at the camping grounds.

This camp, had new warriors joining and from various regions including the eastern region. Camp Aya was more of educational camp throughout the 3 days of which the last day was used for games and entertainment at the university of cape coast halls park. Warriors had the opportunity to exercise, play outdoor games, amongst others.

All four camps being organized were free and no warrior or volunteer paid for participating as well as all the basic needs and the medical supplies that were being given out.

However, 2020 diabetes youth care couldn’t hold its annual camp due to the current covid-19 situation but will celebrate the day (WDD) in a virtual way.

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Camp Pamoja

Camp Pamoja

22nd  November, 2018

In the year 2018, the annual camp was organized by Diabetes Youth Care in partnership with Sonia Nabeta Foundation (SNF), a non- Ugandan based non-governmental organization. The partnership was done to host an education and wellness camp for all young diabetics across the country.

It was a three (3) days camp which started on the 22nd of November to the 25th of November and it was organized in Accra at the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School. The camp was called “Camp Pamoja” of which the word Pamoja is a Swahili word meaning “togetherness”. The Sonia Nabeta Foundation came along with 10 other warriors from different African countries who also lodged at the same camping grounds. A 3 days’ advocacy training was organized with the 10 warriors and 3 selected warriors from Diabetes Youth Care, Ghana before the camp begun.

We had 100 warriors from various regions in Ghana (Western, Central, Greater Accra, Ashanti and Volta) and volunteers and team members of DYC and Sonia Nabeta Foundation representing at the camp and to see that all activities fall in place. Both volunteers and warriors lodged at the same place. Medics took care of monitoring the health of all warriors with the executives of DYC assisting.

Health talk sections were done, there was entertainment night and a view to the Legon Gardens where the young warriors had fun. Free medical supplies (insulin, insulin syringe, strips) were given to all before departure accompanied by volunteers and DYC executives.

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Healthy Mind in A Healthy Body

Healthy Mind in A Healthy Body

17th  November, 2017

Diabetes Youth Care organized its second (2nd) annual camp for 2 days in the Central Region of Ghana (Cape Coast) at the Teachers Hall (GNAT Hall). About a total of 100 warriors and volunteers reported at the camping grounds who lodged in the rooms. Healthy Mind in A Healthy Body Was the Theme for the camp. All warriors gathered at the Teacher’s Hall for the educational sections for the camp where psychologist also came to speak to the warriors, had education on nutrition, had segments where they interact with other to share ideas. Just like the previous camp, all needs were being catered for by DYC with the help of our team (medics and non-medics). An excursion to Kakum National Park was organized for all as a means of entertainment. Free medical supplies were given to all warriors before leaving the camping grounds.

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Eyes On Diabetes

Eyes On Diabetes

11th  November, 2016

Eyes on Diabetes was a two (2) days camp organized by DYC in the Central Region of Ghana (Cape Coast) at the Teachers Hall normally called GNAT Hall. The GNAT Hall has various rooms that accommodated about 80 warriors from Western, Central, Greater Accra, Ashanti, And Volta Region with about 20 volunteers who also lodged at the venue. All warriors were accompanied by volunteers to the camping grounds and reported to the grounds before 6pm where all vital information were recorded by the help of our medical team and rooms shared by other volunteers. Throughout the camping period, DYC provided for all the needs of each person who reported at the camp.

There was free eye screening for all, an extensive discussion on diabetes and the eyes, and  an excursion for the warriors to the Elmina Castle also in the Central Region of Ghana as a means of entertainment.

This first camp was a success and helped to the raise the image of DYC as we had sponsorships from different organization. Hence the subsequent camps.