Kamis, 10 Mei 2012



THE Fafraha Presbyterian Young Adults Fellowship (YAF) has donated a number of items to the Akropong School for the Blind.

The items included 10 cartons of Ideal Milk, two cartons of Milo, a bag each of gari, sugar and maize, four bags of rice and a 25-litre gallon of cooking oil.

The President of YAF, Mr Daniel Sarpong, said the visually impaired in the society also needed as much attention as every citizen in the country and that their inability to see did not make them different from others since they used their unique senses to do remarkable things.

“Inability does not mean disability so we will continue to support them in every way we can,” he added.

The Senior Housemaster of the Akropong School for the Blind, Mr Emmanuel Tetteh, thanked the group for the items.

 He  appealed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to construct speed humps in front of the school and a foot bridge to make the road disability-friendly.
He recalled that last year, a student of the school was knocked down by a vehicle while he was crossing the road.

He mentioned that Aburi Girls Senior High School, which is also situated along the road, had numerous speed humps, including a pedestrian foot bridge, which allowed the students to cross the road.

“This is a school with students who can see clearly yet have been provided with speed humps in front of the school and a foot bridge, so the students can go to and from the school without facing any challenges on the road,” he added.

 Mr Tetteh explained further that the school also faced the challenge of inadequate feeding grant.

 “We always fall on donor agencies to help us with produce and cash for feeding and taking care of the students,” he said.

He further appealed to organisations and corporate bodies to help complete a wall around the school to stop those living close to it from using it as a footpath.

The Akropong School of the Blind currently houses 375 students comprising 120 girls and 255 boys.

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