Offinso (Ash), March
30, GNA – The Physically-challenged Rehabilitation Centre at Offinso has been
presented with assorted items in support of the upkeep of the trainees.
These included bags of rice, large quantity of soft drinks, edible oil, gari, toilet roll and pampers.
They were a gift from the Abuakwa-Asonomaso Circuit branch of the Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA) of the Methodist Church.
Its’ President, Ms. Faustina Boateng, said as Christian mothers, they had a responsibility to show love, care and affection for the poor, the socially disadvantaged and the vulnerable.
She pledged further visits to the rehabilitation centre to bring some comfort to the trainees.
The centre has not only been giving skills training to people with disability but providing them with start-up capital to operate their own businesses.
It has additionally been paying for their medical bills including orthopedic surgery and prosthesis together with wheel chairs and other walking aids.
Mr. Sylvester Barima Antwi, the Founder and Director, said they were grateful for the gesture and called for support by individuals and organizations to ensure early completion of a demonstration school, being built at the centre.
He used the occasion to appeal to the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to do more to make sure that public buildings and places became accessible to people with disability.
The Very Reverend Samuel Adjei Boafo, the Circuit Minister, spoke against the prejudice and discrimination against the physically-challenged, saying the social exclusion must end.