Nyaniba Health Training school offers scholarship to Senya Beraku accident victims
6/28/2012 3:02:02 PM -
Senya Beraku (C/R) June 28, GNA -The Nyaniba Health Assistant Training School operating in the Greater Accra Region has awarded Scholarship to families of victims of the Senya Beraku tanker accident of December 27, to train their children at the institute.
The scholarship which is spread for a five-year period, will take care of a total of 54 indigenes of Senya Beraku from the 27affected families in the accident.
The chief Executive Officer of the School, Madam Folson made this known at a ceremony to offer the scholarship to the families at Senya Beraku on Wednesday.
The victims were among revelers who lined up the streets singing joyous songs on December 27 last year, when a water tanker lost its brakes and ran through them, killing 27 of them and leaving another 27 with fractured bodies, and broken limbs.
Madam Folson said the institute in this regard had decided to establish Nyaniba Mega Campus in Senya Beraku, adding that very soon a branch of the school would be opened in the town to train the youth to provide health care needs to the people.
Mr Seth A. Aryee, Deputy Chief Executive officer of Institute said Youth unemployment was a leading cause of crime in the society today.
'With no employable skills, some resort to such social vices as prostitution, stealing, production, distribution and the sale of narcotics in order to survive'.
He said it was in this regard that the institute turned out graduates with employable skills who can rise up to the development challenges of the country.
Mr Aryee said the school ran two main programmes-Health Assistant (Clinical) with accreditation from the Nurses and Midwives Council of Ghana and Health Aide/ Care which was accredited by the National Vocational and Technical institute (NVTI).
The Tufohene of Senya Beraku, Nenyi Kwa Bentum IV, on behalf of the victims thanked the authorities of the school for the kind gesture and appealed to the beneficiaries to make good use of the package.