Newspaper: The Daily Democrat
Date: Monday, 17th September, 2018
Reporter: Benjamin Asalimba/David Armstrong
A Non-governmental organization (NGO) in Ashanti Region of Ghana, Enliven Mama Africa, has trained 45 disable persons in soap and detergent making and mushroom production among others. 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.
According to Maxwell Donkor, Enliven Mama Africa has over the past ten years stood on its feet aiming at transforming the living standards of the vulnerable and promoting education in the Atwima Kwanwoma district.
30 libraries, he said, have been built in the effort to improve learning. He averred that 45 disable person were trained in four communities within the Atwima Kwanwoma district namely Kwanwoma, Bekwaime, Kyekyewere and Afrancho but was quick to state that after training, the NGO will support them with start-up capital to begin on their own.
The special education coordinator of disable in the Atwima Kwanwoma, 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 disable persons suffer before getting support from government through the district. She proposed that would be responsible for the disable fraternity.
According to her, if this properly done, the needed response and attention will be invested in the welfare of the disable in the country. Madam Beatrice tasked the beneficiaries to see themselves as part of society and utilize their skills to serve society.