Think Future Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) established to support and improve the livelihood of the less-privileged in society has handed over a newly-built structure for cooking and other items, worth about GH¢1,500.00 to the Mampong Demonstration School for the Deaf (DEMODEAF) in the Eastern Region.
The items included essential medicines, assorted drinks and exercise books.
The founder of the foundation, Miss Dinah Twumasi, who is also a final-year student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), also feted pupils of the school to mark her 27th birthday.
Ms. Twumasi said the provision of the structure followed her interaction with the head-mistress of the school who expressed concern about how the cooks were exposed to direct sunlight and rain while cooking.
She also interacted with the pupils and encouraged them to take their studies seriously to become assets to their society in the near future.
Madam Trudy Segbefia, the headmistress, expressed gratitude to the foundation for having the welfare of the pupils at heart.
She appealed to the public to donate some brown check materials to the school to help cloth the pupils properly, saying “the children are often in tattered clothes due to their parents’ inability to provide enough checks for their house uniforms”.
She said the school presently had a functional production centre where it could sew the uniforms with ease.
The school, which has always been the first point of call for deaf and dumb children, currently houses about 400 students, some of who are also blind, epileptic and asthmatic.
By Linda Naa Deide Aryeetey