The Forest SeedFoundation, a non-governmental Organization (NGO), has donated various assorted items to the Akropong School of Blind in the Akropong District district.
The Foundation’s General Secretary, Harriet Afriyie, told rainbowradioonline.com that the idea came as a way of helping the school.
Madam Afriyie said, the School of theBlind was chosen because the Foundation believes that for someone to lose his or her sight is challenging and sometimes comes with limitations.
She said, if you are physically impaired at some parts of your body, you can manage life but for you to lose your sight, it is challenging and sometimes you are very limited. We have always had them on our minds and planned this event for them. It is a Forest Seed Foundation dream come through. We decided to choose the school but we will look at other schools later. We will raise resources and support other schools as well but for now, we happy that this dream of donating to the school has materialised.’’
The desire to donate to the school she noted came into fruition after the foundation wrote to a number of companies and individuals to sponsor and the sponsorship has been great. We are grateful to all the individuals and companies that sponsored the donation. All we can say is that God richly bless them abundantly.’’
She appealed to corporate Ghana and other bodies to donate to the school to enhance teaching and learning in the school.
The items donated include braille, bags of sachet water, cartoons of bottled water, Yankee Nuts, detergents,cartons of soap, washing powder, assorted drinks, clothes, bags of rice among others.
Receiving the items, management of the school expressed their gratitude and promised to make sure the items are given to the students.
Mr Elias Wormenyo, the Head of theVocational Department described the donation as a great opportunity and said it has putting smiles on the faces of the students.
Touching on challenges confronting the school, he said, ‘’the most pressing need is the accommodation issue for staff on campus and said any assistance will go a long way to help them.
Aside that, he said braille is a major educational material they need and has appealed to other NGOs to emulate the kind gesture of the Forest Seed Foundation by donating to them.
The Girls Prefect of the school, Evelyn Akosua thanked the foundation and prayed for God’s blessing for the members.
She also appealed for support and asked that, the school is provided with braille, textbooks and other educational materials.
‘’Our teachers are trying their best but because we lack some materials like the braille and textbooks, they are unable to do much and so we appeal to bodies to come and help like the way the foundation has done today,’’ she said.
The occasion was used to celebrate the birthday of some students at the school through the cutting of a cake.
The students were later served with food and assorted drinks.
A breast screening exercise was also organised for the female students by the Forest Seed Foundation.