Czech Team Report JULY 2008
Stanislav Czudek, Luká Adamčík, Roman Bezděk, Jana Kosturová, Markéta Hanáková, Daniela Juraíková, Urszula Czudková, Kamila Adamčíková, Dorota Havlíková, Kazimír Grochol.
Many thanks to Brian Dixon, Bernard Boateng-Duah, Kate, Grace, Lillian, Barbara and of course Andrew Kingsnorth and Chris Oppong! We had a wonderful time during our stay in Ghana and Takoradi. Perhaps everything has already been written by the English, Belgian, Polish, and Spanish teams and there is nothing more to add nad we also enjoyed the beautiful beaches, Kakum, Kumasi, and Elmina Castle which were superb. Many thanks of course to the Ghanaian people who showed to us great hospitality and grace. And also the doctors and nurses we were working together with. It was an honour to perform THE FIRST LAPAROSCOPIC PROCEDURE IN TAKORADI I hope The Rotary Club will help and buy a laparoscopic set for the hospitals in Takoradi. Thank you. This is our vision and wishes, which will be very helpful to the Ghanaian people. I would be very pleased to see the laparoscopic set when I visit Takoradi next year.
We met the Czech Ambassador Mr.Křenek and his wife,who visited Takoradi Hospital.Especially thanks to the member of the Czech Embassy Mr.Bruna,who helped Luká Adamčík with organizing our mission. The idea of Andrew, Chris, Brian, Bernard, is wonderful. To continue their future vision we suggest teaching the Ghanaian surgeons in European countries for 2-3 months.We will invite 2-3 young surgeons from Ghana to our country for training.
This is just to say thanks to Brian Dixon who arranged a special program for our wives (Urszula , Kamila) who are teachers: We took the opportunity to visit basic village schools – St. Gabriel Anglican Basic School, Norpalm Primary School and a private boarding school, where we took part in lessons and even taught the children. At these schools the welcome we received was very warm from the staff and teachers who were grateful and friendly, the pupils were enthusiastic and well disciplined and very nice. We brought about 100 kg of school things ( exercises books, slips of paper ,crayons, pens, pencils, scissors etc) and gave these to the pupils and their teachers in the schools as a gift from people working in our hospital in Nový Jičín, their friends, children , families and some companies.
Many thanks to Barbara, the teacher in St. Gabriel Anglican Basic School for giving us an unforgettable time at her school among the children. Many thanks to Kate with whom we visited a village and school on a palm farm and gave the children some small gifts . Many thanks to Teresa, the Headmistress of a Catholic boarding girl´s school , for her hospitality and for devoting her time to our visit . Finally , shortly before our departure Brian Dixon organized a brief meeting with the bishop of the Catholic church and we gave him a big box full of toys for children. Seeing how poorly the schools were equipped it amazed us greatly to see the smiling faces of the children and their enthusiasm. They were grateful for every little thing they have (a common soccer ball was the best gift and the greatest surprise for them). I m going to make a presentation about Takoradi schools and show it to my students in the Czech Republic. Thank you for letting us be with you.
Urszula and Kamila
I hope we will meet next year. We thank everybody who assisted us in our mission.