As part of activities to celebrate World Sight Day, the Lions Clubs of District 418, has donated items to the Akropong School for the blind and visually impaired students at the Okuapeman Senior High School.
World Sight Day is a global event meant to draw attention to blindness and vision impairment.
The Lions Club, District 418, Ghana, decided to support inmates at the Akropong School for the Blind. The school over the years has been instrumental in training and supporting students who are visually impaired.
The Lions Clubs of District 418 donated hundred White Canes also known as mobility canes, one braille Bible, and thirty rims of Braille sheets to the school.
The items were presented by the Governor of District 418, Helen Maku Obeng PMJF. She said the Lions club will continue to serve the needy and the country at large, and called on the public to support the school.
“We want to use this opportunity to call on the public to support our brothers and sisters here at the Akropong School for the blind who have challenges with their sight with braille papers and white canes. That is how they can develop their talent and become independent in future.”
The Head of the Primary Department at the Akropong School for the blind, Mr Simon Adedeme thanked members of the Club for their kind gesture and called on other benevolent organisations to support the school in times of need especially during the covid-19 trying times.
Visually impaired students at the Okuapeman Senior High also received a share of the items from the Lions Club. The students received 90 white canes. Dr Isaac Owusu promised the school of a brand new compute.
The Assistant headmistress of the school, Madam Vida Ankaasiwai Azenab, was grateful to the club for being there for the school.
According to her, the Lions Club has also supported the refurbishment of the school’s computer lab and continues to make donations to the school. The Lions Clubs of District 418 will replicate the gesture at the Wa, Wenchi and Hohoe School for the Blind respectively. The Lions Club of District 418, Ghana, is a service-minded people who serve their community without personal financial reward, and encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, public works and private endeavors.
The foundation continues to make greater impact in local communities across the country. The club is expected to distribute more than 500 white canes to visually impaired students in selected educational institutions across the country.
Story by Nathaniel Nartey.