Cape Coast School For The Deaf And Blind Commends The Church
Mr. Setumtee Ametewee, Headmaster for the Cape Coast School for the Deaf and Blind has commended members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their support to the school. His remarks came after members of the Cape Coast stake of the Church, paid a visit during the All Africa Service Project to donate assorted sanitary items to the school.
In response to the benevolent gesture, Mr. Ametewee advised students who are privileged to receive support from their parents and guardians to make good use of the opportunities at their disposal.
He said, “In my several years of work in the institution I have come to realized that there is a relationship between poverty and disability”.
Mr Ametewee further appealed to individuals and corporate institutions to support the visually impaired children with learning materials since lack of these materials militate against teaching and learning at the school.
Four hundred and forty-five volunteers, including key opinion leaders, dedicated 890 hours to complete three projects which included a tour of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital and Komenda Health Center. Activities at the health centers included, washing of the hospital nets, weeding, desilting of drains, cleaning of restrooms and scrubbing of the compound.
After the exercise at the Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital, volunteers led by the Relief Society Presidency (The Church's womens organization) donated 50 plastic chairs to the hospital’s maternity ward.
Miss Mercy Baaba Sam a midwife, who received the chairs on behalf of the hospital, said “we are in dire need of it, now our visitors will get a chair to sit on when they come around. We are very grateful and happy for this kind gesture and hope for more donations".
Mr. Samuel Mensah who represented the Assembly Member for Komenda during the project, said “I have not witnessed such an activity by any group in this community. If all organisations are to follow suit, the facilities will be a good one to visit always”.
The annual All Africa Service project is one of the Church’s social responsibility programs which offers members the opportunity to serve their communities in diverse ways.