Raybow Hotel in Takoradi has donated items worth sums of money to the Twin City Special School located at Sofokrom in the Western Region.
The items include footwears, wheel chairs, candies, biscuits, assorted beverages and lunch (take-away).
General Manager of the hotel, Mr. Anthony Kennedy Adiaba, who led the delegation, said that a “Good Samaritan” who doesn’t work with the school wrote on behalf of the school to the hotel for assistance and upon that the hotel administration decided to respond to it considering the long standing relationship they have with the school.
According to him, he was surprised to see the difficulties staff go through in controlling the children and called on the members of the general public and corporate organisations to emulate their example in helping the needy and the less privileged.
Headmistress of the school, Madam Crescential Efua Bilson-Sai, who received the items on behalf of the school commended the administrators of Raybow Hotel for their kind gesture and said the items will go a long way to put smiles on the faces of the children and aid the operations of the school.
She called on the corporate organisations, non-governmental organisations, philanthropists and the members of the general public to come to their aid and assist the school in taking care of the children adding, “it was no fault of the children to be born with such disabilities as they wish to have been like us.”
Madam Bilson-Sai hinted that her outfit needs teaching and learning materials for technical and vocational training aside teaching them maths skills, self-help skills, bathing and dressing to help themselves after school and contribute to the society. Among the vocations are bead and doormat making, decorations, tie and die and weaving.
She mentioned some major challenges of the school as inadequate accommodation for staff and the lack of infirmary and added that government gives feeding grant, which comes frequently. The government has assured them of completing an ongoing project to solve the staff accommodation issue and has also asked them to allocate a land for the construction of an infirmary.
Story: From Seth Ameyaw DANQUAH, SOFOKROM, WESTERN REGION