REACT CONSTRUCTS RAMP FOR BENEFICIARIES WITH SUPPORT FROM SAGE PUBLISHING

Barely two years old but REACT’s intervention projects continue to impact communities at an unbelievable pace.

Barely two years old but REACT’s intervention projects continue to impact communities at an unbelievable pace. During summer 2017, we shipped out several wheelchairs to some children in Ghana who needed to be mobile and self-dependent at school. However, in summer 2018 with support from SAGE Publishing we constructed our own designed ramp at the New Ningo Primary B school in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. The project is to help make the school structure easily accessible to 12-year-old Vicentia Adjeyley Adasu who we enrolled into the school in September 2018. The construction was done with prior community consultation, used local artisans, labour and materials. 


Presenting the ramp to Vicentia, her mother and the school Headteacher, REACT’s director Prince Osei Akowuah who oversaw the project said it was a mission accomplished for REACT to able to construct the ramp after helping put Vicentia into the school for the first time. Prince said the project forms part of our two-year-long awareness campaign strategy to help make school structures easily accessible to disabled children. He said it’s high time Ghana’s structural designers embrace disabled-user-friendly designs which will enhance structural accessibility by all physically challenged persons.

The out-going headteacher of the school Rev. Patience Osei-Poku who contributed some materials towards the project said the school and the community at large is grateful for the kind gesture and said the structure will help motivate other potential disabled children to and encouraged the school authorities to maintain the structure for its long-term benefit.


Pictures by Stephen K Yeboah

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