19/05/2020 by Prince Osei Akowuah 4 Comments
SWINDON GHANAIAN SOCIETY UK CONSTRUCTS RAMP FOR REACT’S DISABLED CHILDREN AT OLD NINGO L.A PRIMARY
The Swindon Ghanaian Society UK (SGS) an Association of Ghanaians in the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire Counties has constructed a ramp
at the Old Ningo Presbyterian L. A primary school to make school buildings accessible to disabled children REACT has enrolled in the school.
SGS UK which recently got recognition by the UK HMRC as a charity brings together Ghanaians in the diaspora particularly those in
the two counties to offer support to each other and undertake community projects which support the most vulnerable both in Ghana and UK.
The project started in March 2020 has now been completed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic which also
The headteacher of the school Mrs. Paulina Gyane who presented the ramp on behalf of REACT/SGS to the Greater Ningo Presbyterian Circuit
who run the school commended SGS for their kind gesture and reiterated that the ramp will alleviate the struggle most disabled children face in
accessing the school building.
Rev. Gamaliel Ocansey, the District and local Minister at the Great Ningo Presbyterian Church who received the project expressed his strongest
hope that the ramp will be extremely useful to all physically challenged pupil in the school. Rev. Ocansey said the ramp will not only serve the needs
of Emmanuella who REACT supports but also encourage more disabled children who for the lack of ramp do not access education to so.
REACT’s Founder and Director Prince Osei Akowuah said he was immensely proud of SGS for their community engagement projects which
offer direct benefit to the most needy particularly those related to child education.
REACT’s local project manager and IT Consultant, Stephen K. Yeboah who coordinated the project said he is proud to have managed
this project and all development projects REACT has undertaken since 2016 with the support of partners such as SGS and hope by celebrating
success stories such as this can only encourage other philanthropists to support more.
Story by Prince Osei Akowuah
Video and pictures by: Stephen K. Yeboah