A Non-governmental Organization (NGO) in the Ashanti Region, Enliven Maama Africa, has trained 45 disabled persons in soap and detergent making and mushroom production among others.
Speaking during the passing out of the beneficiaries, the Director of Enliven Maama Africa, Maxwell Donkor, said the training was in collaboration with Enliven Maama Africa and Centre for Integrated Rural and Child Development (CIRCDev) and funded by Carnegie Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy Raith Rotary Clubs with grant from Rotary District 1010.
According to Maxwell Donkor, Enliven Maama Africa has over the past ten years stood on its feet aiming at transforming the living standards of the vulnerable and promoting education in the Atwima Kwanwoman district.
30 libraries, he said, have been built in the effort to improve learning.
He averred that the 45 disabled persons were trained in four communities within the Atwima district namely Kwanwoman, Bekwaime, Kyekyewere and Afrancho but was quick to state that after training, the NGO will support them with start-up capital to begin on their own.
The Special Education Coordinator of Disable in the Atwima Kwanwoman, Madam Beatrice Essel, lauded Enliven Maama Africa for the brilliant idea in its quest to put similes on the faces of the vulnerable.
She however expressed worry about the trauma disable persons suffer before getting support from government through the district.
She proposed that a secretariat be established that would be responsible for the disable fraternity.
According to her, if this is properly done, the needed response and attention will be invested in the welfare of the disable in the country.
Madam Beatrice tasked the beneficiaries to see themselves as part of society and utilize their skills to serve society.
BY Benjamin Asalimba & David Armstrong