The First Contact Place (FCP) is located in the middle of Ashaiman, Zongo-Laka, near the Ashaiman main lorry station since the year 2000. Primarily, it is used as a day care Centre for new beneficiaries to prepare them for school life. In extreme cases, it serves as a temporal shelter for beneficiaries, whose relatives or parents have not yet been located.
Our Fieldwork Officer, looks for new children on the streets of Ashaiman and its environs. Every year from September, the new ones start coming to the centre where they participate in the internal pre-school classes. That is why the centre is called "First Contact Place": Every child's development with ROHC begins at FCP.
ROHC’s internal pre-school classes take place at FCP, where beneficiaries come on daily basis to be taught Mathematics and English by the Pre-School Class Teachers and the Volunteers. They are also educated in personal hygiene, social, religious and moral skills through classes and special programmes.
The children have a mutual morning devotion after cleaning the building every day. Afterwards they go into their classes, which are divided into three levels to meet the child’s individual academical needs. All in all, they have five hours of classes per day excluding a break where a lunch is prepared by the Cook.
Prep activities also take place at FCP for beneficiaries who are reintegrated into their families and are attending school in Ashaiman. They are coming daily after school to do their homework and to work more intensely and seriously on their academical level.
Furthermore, the administration and the fieldwork departments have their office in FCP.