School for the blind gets support for their alumni association.The Ghana-Australia Alumni Association (G3A) in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission has donated 200 hand frames and stylos to the Akropong School for the Blind in the Eastern Region.
The equipment worth GH¢13,000 was part of the association’s corporate social responsibility to the less privileged school to aid learning and teaching.
Mr Frederick Nsatimba, President of the Association, said their outfit decided to donate to the School after a feasibility studies about their need and also the need to promote inclusive education for all.
According to him, education was key to the development of every country, and there was the need to pay attention to schools with disability to realise their potential for future advancement.
He said the Association was established four years ago with the mission to promote social inclusion, professional development and advocate the advancement and support of education in Australia through network of prospective scholars and Alumni Ambassadors.
Mr Nsatimba, therefore, appealed to other corporate bodies to come to the aid of special schools to discuss some of the challenges they faced in managing the institutions.
Madam Heather Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, expressed the desire to support the gesture, adding that supporting the children would help prevent social vices which had engulfed the society.
She said Canada was the highest donor in Africa through UNICEF in fighting blindness and other diseases on the continent.
The High Commissioner said Canada would continue to support children with special needs to unearth their hidden talents and contribute to national development.
Madam Mahela Narh, the Headmistress of the School, thanked the Association and the Canadian High Commission for the gesture and promised to make good use of the items to the benefit of the children.