CEM Ability Village – 10 for Ability Campaign: Empowering Change through Monthly Donations


In a groundbreaking endeavor that promises to reshape the landscape of inclusivity and empowerment for persons with disabilities, the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry (CEM) is embarking on a transformative journey with the CEM Ability Village project. This visionary initiative marks a pivotal transition from the successful annual “Day of Help” program to a comprehensive, strategic, and long-term solution aimed at providing independence, dignity, and a model-inclusive society for individuals with disabilities.

At the heart of this revolutionary endeavor is the CEM Ability Village – a beacon of hope, progress, and inclusivity. The village, set to become a testament to Ghana’s commitment to disability rights, will comprise a range of essential components meticulously designed to cater to the multifaceted needs of persons with disabilities. From accessible housing units to inclusive education, healthcare, employment opportunities, and an agricultural program, the CEM Ability Village is poised to become a transformative force in the lives of thousands.

To rally support and ensure the success of this groundbreaking project, the CEM Ability Village introduces the “10 for Ability” campaign. This campaign invites individuals from all walks of life to contribute a small monthly donation for the next 12 months, symbolically representing a commitment to empower change. By donating 10 cedis, 10 dollars, 10 pounds, 10 yen, or any other currency, supporters can actively participate in the realization of this visionary project and make a lasting impact on the lives of persons with disabilities.

The funds raised through the “10 for Ability” campaign will play a crucial role in supporting the various facets of the CEM Ability Village. One of the key components is the provision of accessible and affordable housing units. With over 9,000 homes tailored to meet the unique needs of persons with disabilities, the village will provide independence, dignity, and a safe haven for more than 69,000 families over the next 5 years. These homes will be thoughtfully designed to prioritize accessibility and inclusivity, ensuring that individuals with disabilities can thrive and be an integral part of their community.

Education is another fundamental aspect of the CEM Ability Village, and the campaign’s contributions will help establish inclusive schools. These schools will offer quality education to over 10,000 children with disabilities, providing tailored support, assistive technologies, and specialized curricula to unlock their full potential. By promoting inclusive education, the village aims to break down barriers and empower every child to shape their own future.

In line with the village’s commitment to holistic well-being, a state-of-the-art hospital will be established within the CEM Ability Village. This 100-bed specialist hospital will boast world-class medical facilities and a team of highly trained professionals specializing in disability care. The hospital will provide comprehensive healthcare services, including specialized rehabilitation, mental health support, counseling, and outreach programs, ensuring that individuals with disabilities receive the care they deserve and promoting their overall well-being.

Recognizing the importance of employment and economic independence, the CEM Ability Village will create inclusive industrial hubs. These hubs will foster an environment where individuals with and without disabilities can collaborate, thrive, and contribute to the community. Vocational education and training programs will also be offered, equipping residents with the skills necessary to succeed in various industries and promoting their economic empowerment.

One of the standout facilities of the CEM Ability Village is the Technology Centre, envisioned as a hub for innovation, skill development, and empowerment. This cutting-edge facility will provide relevant technology skills training in programming, robotics, and other emerging fields to individuals with disabilities. The Technology Centre aims to bridge the digital divide and ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to the opportunities offered by the rapidly evolving technology industry.

Agriculture, an essential sector in Ghana’s economy, will also be a key focus of the CEM Ability Village. The village will feature a world-class agricultural program that provides individuals with disabilities access to the latest technologies and equipment. Through inclusive agricultural activities, residents will have the opportunity to actively participate in food production, gain valuable skills, and contribute to the overall self-sustainability of the community.

The significance of this transformative journey is reflected in the upcoming CEM Ability Village groundbreaking ceremony. Set to take place on June 24, 2023, in Agortor-Kope, Ningo Prampam District, within the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, the ceremony promises to be a momentous occasion. Dignitaries, esteemed guests, and members of the community will converge to witness this historic event. His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, will grace the ceremony as the Special Guest of Honor, affirming the government’s commitment to inclusivity and recognizing the immense potential of persons with disabilities.

His Excellency Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, is expected to deliver a stirring keynote address on that day. The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, during a fundraising dinner organized a year ago towards the establishment of the CEM Ability Village, pledged government’s continuous support and collaboration with the CEM Ability Village to deliver this historic project. “It is my firm belief that with the collective support of social and economic actors, the active participation of the various representative associations gathered here, we shall collectively achieve more for this vulnerable group,” Dr. Bawumia stated.

The CEM Ability Village and the “10 for Ability” campaign herald a new era of change, hope, and empowerment for persons with disabilities. Through the collective efforts of the CEM community and supporters worldwide, this visionary project is set to redefine the future, not only for Ghana but for the entire African continent.

The Board of Trustees led by Rev. Dr. Steve Mensah invites corporate bodies, development organizations, individuals, associations, institutions, churches, schools, and everyone to be part of delivering this project to create an equal opportunity for all persons., He stated, “We all need to put our hands on the wheel and work to remove all obstacles facing our brothers and sisters. Let us tap into our human nature and give out our resources to lift them up.”

He added that, “The CEM Ability Village is not just about infrastructure; it is about transforming hearts and minds, dismantling barriers, and building a society that values and embraces diversity. Together, let us embark on this remarkable journey towards a more inclusive and compassionate world.”

For more information about the CEM Ability Village and how to contribute to the “10 for Ability” campaign, please visit the official website at www.cemabilityvillage.org/donate.

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