Tuesday, 22 May 2012


The Girls were in one of the local camps today teaching them how to purify their drinking water through the use of SODIS (Solar Disinfection). This lesson for the local community is to alert them, on how to improve on their health in regards to clean drinking water. The idea behind letting the local Girls teach their own people is so that, they can relate to the Girls easily, which leads to long term sustainability. Our long term goal is to impart the knowledge that Medicine on the Move team have, to others in need, since they will take pride in what they are doing to help their own future. The Girls love this idea of teaching people. They enjoy it , this is where their joy comes from.

Monday, 21 May 2012


A busy term has begun for the AvTech Girls; they have received a female teacher who is focusing on creative writing with them. Since they all began their term with writing their own stories after they had read Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach. The Girls started their term with great energy and enthusiasm, because the book they read, talks about hard work and determination being the key to success. They all came up with their own brilliant seagull stories. Rachelle who is working closely with them on improving their writing skills, gave them a vocabulary to memorize and get familiar with how to spell it. The word was (SUPERCALIFRAGILLISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS), the girls loved the new word that sounded nice and is encouraging them to work hard on their writing skills and to be able to interact with other people professionally. This week, they are going through the Rotax 912iS engine manual since we have one arriving soon. The Girls are finding the project very interesting because is opening new opportunity to them, which no other institution on the Continent offers to their Students at this stage. They are looking forward to the engine’s arrival.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Monday, 14 May 2012

Completion of 9G ZAG

This has been an exceptionally busy week at the Airfield - engineering has taken precedence as we needed to get 9G ZAA back to service. Her engine was beyond economic repair, and we had a low hours engine ready to swap over, and then 9G ZAG, a plane built by the girls at AvTech for a project in Techiman, also needed to complete its test programme ready for delivery this weekend.

One of the wonders of the Rotax carburetted engines is 'carb-balancing' - it requires patience and a team ready to hold the plane back as we go through the engine settings checking for variations in manifold pressure, and adjusting to get them as close as possible for smoooth running at low revs and optimum responsiveness.

Rachelle got to hold back a plane for the first time, and Patricia was at the controls managing the manometers and throttle settings, girls held the planes, worked the external power (to avoid draining the battery with many starts) and all assisted with the micro-adjustments at the carb sides.