The Youth Initiative for Africa Development, (YIFAD), a Non- Governmental Organization NGO has donated assorted food items to the Gbeogo School for the deaf in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.
The food items included Biscuits, sachet water, fruit drinks, cooking oil, pepsodent and tooth brushes among others.
Youth Initiatvie for Africa Development YIFAD was formed in 2012 by some students of the University of Ghana Legon, and got registered as an NGO.
The focus is on youth in entrepreneurship, and Agriculture, hygiene and girl child education, sanitation and charity for the less privilege in society.
Speaking to Radio Ghana, the Founder and Executive Director of YIFAD Abdul-Rahaman Abdullai indicated that, they have undertaken outreach programmes to seven regions across the country and Gbeogo School for the Deaf was the 8th regions and that, they in turn to cover the rest of the regions in their mission.
Their main aim to promote inclusive education for Persons With Disability PWDs by giving them vocational training, so that they can, also contribute their quota to the so-cio economic development to the country.
Mr. Abdul-Rahaman expolained further that, being disable does not mean that one’s mental faculties are dead
The Programs and Projects Officer of YIFAD, Asana Mahama Shanni said their program is such that, aside the donation, they spend time the whole day with the children, barbering their hair and interacting to make them feel loved.
The Talensi District Director of Education Madam Abdulai Adisah Emilia expressed happiness for the kind gesture of YIFAD saying having the children at heart and traveling all the way to Talensi to donate and fraternized with the unfortunate one was only wealth commending and like Oliver Twist Madam Emilia asked for more of such donation.
She appeals to other NGOs, Organizations and philanthropies to come to the aim of the school.
The Headmaster of the school Felix Neetega Faatah who received the items on behalf of the staff and handed over to the Senior Prefect of the school assured the YIFAD that, it is he and his staff’s commitment that whatever, that is brought in the name of the unfortunate children will used accordingly.
Story filed by Emmanuel Akayeti