By Bonsu Boaten, Kumasi Homeopathy Study Group Founder and Manager of Resource Centre
It has been seven years since the Ghana Homeopathy Project started supporting us in Kumasi. We have come a long way since our first clinic on the 20th of June 2008 when Mel Duprés was our first visiting homeopath.
Since then we had a full time clinic for a year (about to be resurrected), homeopathic visitors from as far afield as India, USA, Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Israel, Australia, not to mention the UK, just to name a few.
The vision from the start was to train the next generation of homeopathic practitioners to serve the needs of the people in and around Kumasi. We are well on our way to achieving that dream.
Our focus in Kumasi over the year has been the successful adoption of the Introduction to Homeopathy Course put together by Homeopathy for Health in Africa. With just a little over a month left to complete our first year of what is to be a four year training programme, students, tutors and mentors are very satisfied with what we have been able to achieve this year and our sincere gratitude goes out to the many people who have contributed in many diverse ways to make it all possible, especially to Lyn Clark, The GHP Kumasi Coordinator. We have been fortunate to have had a number of visits from inspirational and experienced homoeopaths such as Linda Shannon, Lyn Clark, Jacqueline Smith and Julian Jonas and we are looking forward to more from the experienced team of international homeopathy teachers lined up to grace us here in Kumasi before the end of the year.
We have been able to leverage modern communication technology to bring a truly international team of teachers and mentors together with webinars and Skype mentoring.
Over the past few years we have received well over 500 books. Previously we had a selection of the best titles on display and available for borrowing but we have found a larger space and are proud to have all our books out on display as of July 2015. Now we are truly spoilt for choice.
Recently we were also able to get an inter -Ghana exchange going with Emperor Tsamenyi, who runs the clinic at Mafi Seva, making the trip to Kumasi. He shared much with us of his experiences using homeopathy in the Ghanaian set up. It was like a visit from our big brother and we are making plans to return his visit in the near future.
On the 15th May 1817 Thomas Edward Bowdich was the first Englishman to enter Kumasi. I find it very interesting that almost two hundred years later a great homeopathic legacy is being put in place by those who have followed in his footsteps.