To evaluate and reflect on the last academic year 2015/2016, the whole staff team went on a three (3) day evaluation programme from 2nd to 4th August 2016. All children were already spending the vacation in their various homes. The evaluation took place in Big Ada at the Ada Community Centre, about 2 hours drive from Ashaiman.
During the last academic year, the number of staff members increased and each
position has been fixed in an organisational structure including the lately formed management team which is made out of Jan Mühlenbrink (Managing Director) and three line-managers in persons of
John Tetteh Obikyere (Field- and Reintegration Officer), Rev. Sister Anthonia Orji (Educational Officer) and Richmond Agamloh Jr. (Administrator).
Please refer to the link below for ROHC'S Organogram;
However, reflection was not the only objective of the evaluation. Discussing the further way of the project and correcting mistakes played an important role. During these 3 days, every member of the management team presented and reflected their particular departments.
The Managing Director, Jan Mühlenbrink, held the first session: "General Development". He regarded the process and development of the two Centres as well as the operational, structural and professional body of Rays of Hope Centre. The Field Officer, John Obikyere, followed the next day with his department "Field Work and Reintegration", where a lot of changes occurred in 2015. Ongoing, the Educational Officer, Sister Tonia, held a reflective presentation about Education and Child Care Giving and the Administrator, Richmond Agamloh, evaluated his field "Administration and Fund Raising".
Other staff members took part as they worked together in teams to make the evaluation complete.
On the last day of the programme, the team got the opportunity to go on a sightseeing trip to Ada foah, where the Volta River and the sea are meeting (estuary), and to a resident crocodile pond. They could spend some time together to let the evaluation fade away nicely.
All in all, the evaluation in Big Ada was very successful. The last academic year was reflected and discussed and new goals for the coming year were set. Moreover the team spirit among the staff members was strengthened by living and working closely together for three days.