Christ the King Commandery 499 of the Knights of St. John International Society at Fijai in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, in the Western Region, has assisted the Catholic Special Vocation School in the area.
The society presented ten bunk-beds, 20 student sized mattresses, gallons of liquid soap and soft drinks to the school, as part of the society’s 20th annivessary celebration, which was on the theme: “Iron Sharpens Iron; a Knights call to Faith, Hope and Charity.”
The president of the group, Colonel (Col) Charles Kofi Arthur, said the donation was in fulfilment of a request made by the headmistress of the school.
He asked the students to remain focused because God had given talents to everyone of them, adding that “disability is not inability.”
The headmistress of the school, Madam Rose Margaret Kwofie, who received the items on behalf of the students, thanked the society for the gesture, saying that “one of our main problems has been addressed and the students would feel happy.”
She said due to the peculiar nature of the students with disabilities, they needed more practical work than book knowledge.
Madam Kwofie school decided to introduce poultry, snail and mushroom farming into the school curricula, to raise more funds internally to support the students.
She appealed to benevolent individuals and institutions to assist the school.
Madam Kwofie also urged the public to pay visits to the school and patronise products of the students, such as door mats, tie and dye and beads, to encourage them to produce more for the market.
From Peter Gbambila, Fijai.