The US Ambassador, Mr Donald Teitelbaum on Thursday inaugurated a 5,000- dollar Poultry Farm Project for the Cape Coast School for the Deaf (Cape deaf) as part of the Ambassador's Special Self-Help programme.
Mr Teitelbaum said the project would not only benefit the school economically, but also serve as a protein supplement for the daily diet of the students and as practical training in poultry farming.
He said the Special Self-Help Programme, which started in 1990 had contributed more than one million dollars to the almost 400 projects executed throughout the country.
The beneficiary communities are expected to make substantial contribution towards the success of the projects to ensure its sustenance.
Mr Teitelbaum said it was expected that the beneficiary communities would be empowered through increased access to education, health, income generation, vocational training and good sanitation practices.
“We are proud to be part of the project; we have a lot of faith in the school and we have the confidence that they will deliver their best to support it,” he said.
The Headmistress of the school, Ms. Barbara Ennin said the poultry project which was started in 2004 through the support of American University of Rome received support from the US Embassy in 2007.
She expressed gratitude to the U.S Embassy for establishing an income generating venture that will earn the school a revolving fund for its agricultural projects and also enhance the knowledge of the students in poultry farming.