OPHELIA QUAINOO GLOBAL FOUNDATION DONATES TO GIVERS NEVER LACK CELEBRAL PALSY HOME

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A US-Ghanaian based charity organization, Ophelia Quainoo Global Foundation, in its humanitarian drive has visited and donated assorted food and sanitary items to the Givers Never Lack Foundation – a home for celebral palsy and other disabled children, located at Kasoa-Amanfrom.

The donation which was made on Saturday, May 30, was this year’s version of the foundation’s annual “Love Project” which focuses on giving support to people in need across the nook and cranny of our society.

In his welcome speech, the founder of the home, Mr. Edward Amankwah, narrated events that led to the setting up of the love. He shared his own story of sicknesses and fatherhood with a celebral palsy child; something that ignited his decision to set up a home that will be a place of comfort for CP children and their parents.

The donations saw the attendance of about 25 Celebral Palsy children and their parents. The parents shared their stories, with lamentations over how they are treated by the society because of the fate of their children. They a spoke against how serious stigmatisation is affecting their lives as parents of cerebral palsy and other disabled children. Most of them who are single mothers also lamented on their joblessness as due to stigma, people do not even want to employ them or even patronise the goods they sell. Stigmatisation, family rejection, lack of support are not just their woes but even the agonies some of their children have to go through.

Listening to the stories of the children, members of the Ophelia Quainoo Global Foundation who were present went emotional. In the presentation of the items, the the leader of the donor team promised coming back often to support the kids and also becoming a voice for them globally.

Some of the items donated included; antiseptics, vegetable oil, rice, toiletries, biscuits, assorted drinks and diapers.

The managers of the home therefore pleaded with the general public to come to their aid as it is their main source of strength for making life easier. They also pleaded with the public to avoid stigmatization of CP and other disabilities.

 

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