BY RAMSON ACQUAH-HAYFORD
HALLMARK INTERNATIONAL School has donated a number of items to Echoing Hills Ghana, a not-for-profit charity organization, ahead of the Easter celebrations.
The ceremony, which came off on the Echoing Hills premises at Madina, Accra, today saw many of the children at the home interact and have fun with students from Hallmark International School.
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE in an interview after the donation, Mr Adu Amankwaa, Head of the school, stated that their main objective for the exercise was to share what they had.
“Easter is just around the corner and we thought it wise to come here and share the little we have with the vulnerable and needy so they can also enjoy the festive season.”
He added that the encounter was a really touching and educational moment for them and had strengthened his institution’s resolve to embark on an all-inclusive education which would sensitize people to the need to embrace people with disabilities.
“As and when our resources are ready, we’re hoping to set up a facility where children in need or ones with disabilities will be welcomed, ” Mr Amankwaa revealed.
Marigold Cobbina, the Residential Social Worker at Echoing Hills Ghana, also told the paper that this was an opportunity for them to educate the students on disabilities and the stereotypes that comes with it.
“Disability isn’t infectious, which means it cannot be transferred from one person to the other. It’s a genetic malfunction so it’s either you’re born with it or you acquire it, these are some of the stereotypes we tried educating the kids on.”
Miss Cobbina then extended her profound gratitude to Mr Amankwaa and the whole Hallmark Institution for the items donated — boxes of noodles, toiletries, drinks, biscuits and other food items.
Source: Ghana/dailyheritage.com.gh/April 10, 2019