WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH 2018
REPORTED BY BARNEY AYELIBA, OF THE DAILY SEARCHLIGHT
A Non-governmental Organization in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Enliven Mama Africa have trained 45 disabled persons in the field of soap making, mushrooms production, detergent, among others as part of the NGO’s effort in putting smiles on their faces to further empower them to be part of society. Speaking during the passing out of the beneficiaries, the Director of Enliven Mama Africa, Maxwell Donkor, said the training was in collaboration with Enliven Mama Africa and Center for Integrated Rural and Child Development (CIRCDev) and funded by Carnegie Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy Raith Rotary Clubs alongside with grant from Rotary District 1010. The Director of Enliven, Maxwell Donkor right, Madam Beatrice Essel and a journalist inspecting the items.
According to Maxwell Donkor, Enliven Mama Africa have over the ten years stood on its feet aiming at transforming the living standards of the vulnerable ones amidst promoting education in the Atwima Kwanwoma district of which 30 libraries were built in their efforts to improve learning. He averred that, the 45 disabled persons were trained in four communities within the Atwima district. They are Kwanwoma, Bekwaimen, Kyekyewere, and Afrancho. But he was quick to state that after training, the NGO will support them with start-up capital to begin life of their own.
The Special Education Coordinator of Disabled in the Atwima Kwanwoma district, Madam Beatrice Essel lauded Enliven Mama Africa for the brilliant idea in its quest to put smiles on the faces of the vulnerable. She however expressed worry about the trauma disabled persons goes through before getting support from government.
This always becomes an albatross question to some of us, she said. That notwithstanding, she proposed that, government should inaugurate a secretariat that would be surely responsible for the disable fraternity. If this is properly done, the needed response and attentions will be invested in the welfare of the disable in the country. Madam Beatrice then tasked the beneficiaries to see themselves as part of society and let the best out of them to utilize their skills attained from the training because, disability is not inablility.