Executives and members of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) Thursday afternoon extended a hand of kindness to persons at the Edwenase Rehabilitation Center.
Presenting toiletries, food items, soft drinks and bales of second hand clothing, the SRC members also danced and sang praises with the physically and mentally challenged persons at the Home.
Speaking to the Media after the presentation, Bernard Turkson, SRC President of GBUC expressed delight at the opportunity to show kindness to persons who have special needs.
He noted that the SRC as part of activities lined up for its week long program decided to visit the Edwenase Centre to share fellowship with officials and persons at the Home.
”As part of our week long scheduled activities we at Ghana Baptist University College as well as PUSAG and NUGS reps decided to visit our friends at this Rehab Center and we want to make the point known to these hardworking children that disability does not mean inability so that they will continue to work hard at the things they do”, Mr Turkson intimated.
REPRESENTATIVE OF PRINCIPAL:
Speaking on behalf of Modestus Ayiwole, the Principal at the home the representative noted that the home needs better support from government to be able to cater for the persons at the facility.
She said the children can scarcely feed well at the Home.
The subventions given to the home through the Social Welfare Department, the representative said runs dry before the month ends.
She therefore on behalf of the Principal pleaded that government puts them on the Ghana School Feeding Program so they can have reliable feeding scheme at the Home.
”We barely have enough to take care of the persons here and we plead that the government put us on the school feeding program so we can have better feeding regime for our brothers and sisters who are challenged mentally and physically”, the Principal’s rep appealed.
Georgina Buabeng Boateng, Ghana Baptist University College student and Representative of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) appealed to government to provide logistics and basic items to the home to aid them in the sewing, bead-making, door-mat making and other ventures.
She said the children have by the items in their display room shown high level of intelligence in the things they do.
Soft-touch sewing machines and other essential equipment to aid them in the shoe and bead making would help, the NUGS rep noted.
”I am astounded by the things i have seen the children who we say have disabilities do here and i plead that government as well as individuals help push these folks to do their best with the talent they have”, Miss Boateng passionately stressed.
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