01/10/2018 by Prince Osei Akowuah 4 Comments
EMMANUELA GAINS ADMISSION INTO KANDA CEREBRAL PALSY SPECIAL SCHOOL
Emmanuela Wadza finally at the age of 8 sets foot into a classroom for the first time by kind courtesy of REACT with support from SAGE Publishing.
Emmanuela Wadza finally at the age of 8 sets foot into a classroom for the first time by kind courtesy of REACT with support from SAGE Publishing. Emmanuela since birth has been indoors with her three other siblings and never thought a day like this will ever happen. According to her father, her mother abandoned her because of her disability and has never bothered to find out about her progress over the past 5 years. Mr Wadza said at some point his father in-law proposed they get rid of Emmanuela and he was prepared to offer all assistance to make that happened but he refused because he saw Emmanuela as a blessing to himself and her siblings. REACT met Emmanuela 16-months ago and has been working hard with the father to find a suitable school for her without success. However upon perseverance, we finally found Impact Care and Rehab Foundation (ICRF) ; a centre that operate a free learning for Cerebral Palsy children in Kanda Accra and provide support according the specific needs of each child. REACT met with school authorities and father of Emmanuela to agree on the terms of admission and also address all safeguarding and confidentiality concerns. Welcoming Emmanuela into the school, the Proprietress of the school, Mrs Mildred Asiamah said she was glad to add Emmanuela to her intake and was quite grateful to REACT for the opportunity offered the little girl to change her life. she said ICRF will work with REACT to ensure more disabled children could be enrolled because both our organisations share a common passion. The director of REACT, Prince Osei Akowuah thanked Mrs Asiamah for her good work and assured her that REACT will continue to explore more ways to collaborate and called for effective communication on our bilateral operations. Prince suggested ICRF must continue to celebrate its success on a national level in other to encourage others to emulate the school's good work.
Pictures by Mildred Asiamah.