BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI Rosemond.firstname.lastname@example.org
GHANA ELECTRICAL Dealers Association (GEDA) has donated items worth GH¢60,000.00 to the Demonstration School for the Deaf at Akuapem Mampong in the Eastern Region, as part of its long-term commitment to helping to develop the educational sector.
The donation, which was in response to a call made by the school to the association towards the improvement of learning, is expected to assist the school in the construction of a classroom.
Items donated by the association included electrical accessories, a mower, assorted drinks, toiletries, groceries, sanitary pads, building materials, exercise books, pens, pencils, a bag of rice, maize, cooking oil, and bottled water.
Mr Samuel Addo, the Executive member of GEDA, on behalf of the Association, explained that the items were selected based on the request from the school.
“This particular year we came here to ask them what they specifically needed and we were given a list of things they need urgently because the Association really love and care for them,” he explained.
According to the Executive member, the association donates yearly but have decided to give back to the society twice every year.
He urged other institutions, churches, organisations and associations who have the means to support the school, orphanages and other centres for needy people to come out in their numbers to help, especially during this Christmas festivity.
He said “this is all about Christ, so when you eat at home with your kids, remember there are other kids here who also need your help. Therefore each association can come in not only for the deaf but other disabilities as well. We should try and imitate Christ and give out this Christmas.”
Mr Addo cautioned the school to take proper care of the items delivered to them in order to serve them for a long period.
Madam Trudy Akusika Segbefia, the headmistress of the school, who received the items, thanked the Association for their unconditional love shown to them for all these years.
According to the headmistress, anytime the school calls on the Association, they do not hesitate but come to their aid.
“The Association has been very supportive to the school; the members always assist us even if we don’t call on them,” she said.
Madam Segbefia appealed to the public to also extend their love to the school and other institutions that need their love and help