The Rotary Club of Tema Meridian and the Rotary Club of Tema have donated 600 pieces of Rotary-branded nose masks to the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf, located at Adjei Kojo near Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
The Rotary-branded nose masks were sponsored by the Rotary District Office, District 9102. The Rotarians and the Rotaractors from Tema Meridian Rotaract Club, interacting with the gathering, highlighted the importance of adhering to all COVID-19 protocols – which include but are not limited to the wearing face masks, proper washing of hands with soap under running water, observing at least a one metre social distancing, and avoiding handshakes among others. However, the emphasis was mostly on the use of nose masks.
Present at the event were members of The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD), which is a national umbrella-organization for organisations of persons with disabilities in Ghana that was established in 1987. It is legally registered under the laws of Ghana. GFD is visible at the national level and has branches in sixteen (16) regions and over 200 municipalities of Ghana. Other groups under the federation include the Ghana society of the physically disabled (GSPD), Ghana Blind Union (GBU), Ghana National Association for the Deaf (GNAD), Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism (GAPA), Inclusion Ghana (IG) or Cerebral Palsy (CP); and Burns-survivor Association of Ghana.
The school’s headmaster, Mr. Isaac Arthur, thanked the two clubs for their gesture and appealed for other benevolent groups to emulate their footsteps.
The President of the Ghana Federation of Disability Organisation for the Ashaiman chapter, Mr. Courage Wormenor, also thanked the two clubs on behalf of his association’s members. They appealed for government, NGO’s, Churches and other social groupings to support them.
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