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First Lady Mrs. Akufo-Addo commissions and refurbishes Braille Production Centre in Accra

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Ghana’s First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has, through her Rebecca Foundation, with the support of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and other donors renovated and fully equipped the Braille Production Centre, in Accra, by replacing outdated and faulty equipment at the Centre.

The renovated Centre, also known as the Braille Press, estimated at GHC 145,000.00 would help increase access to Braille books.

This will significantly aid the teaching and learning of the visually impaired students, especially, in learning Grammar, Languages, Mathematics and Science.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo, who is also the Patron of the School for the Blind, in Akropong Akwapim, has through the renovation, brought to an end, the usual delays in the supply of Braille textbooks and other learning materials for the visually impaired.

The renovation, was under the Special Projects Initiative of the Rebecca Foundation. It is also in line with the Foundation’s strategic initiative to improve, in a sustainable manner, inclusion and access to quality education for all school going children in Ghana.

The lack of adequate supply of Braille textbooks that had hitherto plagued the teaching and learning of persons with visual impairment.

Mrs. Akosua Newman, Operations Director of the Rebecca Foundation, who on behalf of the First Lady, handed over the Facility to the Accra Rehabilitation Centre, managers of the Braille Press, asked them to judiciously use the facility so as to maximise the opportunities it held for the visually impaired.

The Centre is jointly supervised by the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service’ Special Education Unit, and some not for profit organisations that are currently working to improve education for persons with visual and other reading and writing impairments.

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