The International Scouts and Guides Fellowship Ghana (ISGF-Ghana) yesterday donated assorted items to the New Horizon Special School in Accra.
The move formed part of activities marking this year’s World Fellowship Day.
The items included bags of sachet water, sanitary products, fruits and bed sheets among others.
The Vice President of ISGF-Ghana, Mr Seth Mensah speaking in an interview with the Ghanaian Times on behalf of the President of ISGH-Ghana, Mr Prosper Bani said they found it necessary to reach out to the Special School because of their belief in inclusion at all levels.
He said responding to the needs of the vulnerable was very necessary, as persons with disability also deserved to be shown love.
“We at ISGF strongly believe in promoting peaceful coexistence and supporting the vulnerable that is why as part of this year’s Fellowship Day celebration we decided to come and spend some time with the pupils, care givers and teachers at the New Horizon Special School.
“This is not our first time of embarking on such a philanthropic activity and it will not be the last, we will continue to play our part in making the world a better place for all,” he added.
According to him, plans were underway to replicate the same gesture at the Dzorwulu Special School in Accra.
Mr Mensah advised the youth to be resilient and hardworking to secure their future, rather than engaging in illegal activities that could land them in jail and mar their future.
In furtherance, he mentioned that ISGF-Ghana was a group opened to all members of the public, saying all interested persons could reach out to them via their website and social media handles.
Receiving the items on behalf of the school, Supervisor of the New Horizon Special School, Mrs Mariama Obeng thanked the group for the kind gesture and assured that the items received would be used for the intended purpose.
She also appealed to the general public to support the school set up an infirmary for pupils who might need healthcare.
Touching on the need to stop discrimination against special needs children and their families, MrsObeng stressed that stigmatisation against such persons only made their condition worst and strongly advised against that.
BY RAISSA SAMBOU