By AbubakariSeiduAjarfor

Sonitra Limited extended its benevolence to the Akropong School for the blind in the Eastern Region with a donation of items and recreational facilities.
IMG_20150314_115350The donation was part of activities marking this year?s Good Deeds Day 2015 celebration with the prime focus of giving back to society.
The school received items such as 80student tables and chairs, a refurbished playing ground and re-painting of cross-section of the school buildings worth GH30, 000 to promote effective teaching and learning.
Pick up the momentum
The presence of the Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Mr. Henry Seidu Danaa at the ceremony boosted the moral of the lower primary students because that always reminds them about the fact that disability is never inability.
The mixed reaction from the children literally means that the visually impaired Minister is a model of hope to them and that they can make it irrespective of the fact they have lost their sight.
Speaking to the children, the Minister encouraged them to look beyond their challenges and pick up the momentum that will push them to become excellence in the society.
The Chieftaincy Minister urged the school to bear in mind that that the best way of reversing defeats into victory is by applying courage.
Mr. SeiduDanaa said he will never relent in mentoring the children and persons with disability so they become part of society in the course of nation building.
He admonished the children to be hardworking and never allow their situation to discourage them however, they must not give up whenever they find themselves in the midst of difficulties.
The Minister has urged philanthropist and corporate institutions in the education sector to increase their support for persons with disabilities.
Presentation and tape cutting
Presenting the items to the school authorities, TamarSasaporta, a representative and wife of the Managing Director of Sonitra Limited said the occasion was part of the annual event called Good Deeds Day which means giving back to community.
She added that the world becomes a better place for physically challenged people that their situation is not the end of road but showing that they are partners of change and development of society irrespective of their condition.
According to her, she is convinced the donation will go a very long way to enhance the academic performance of the students and provide a conducive atmosphere for easy teaching and learning.
As part of their corporate social responsibility, Mrs. Sasporta noted that it brings them great joy and pleasure to provide and spend quality time especially with children with physical challenges.
Unending appreciation and assurance
The Assistant Headmaster of the school, Mr. Joseph AtsuHomadzi expressed his profound gratitude to Sonitra Limited for providing these items to enhance the academic performance of children in the school.
He noted that the greatness of a nation depends largely on its preparedness to give to the visually impaired persons.
According to him, education for the visually impaired person is a shared responsibility that society must join government to eulogise the needy in the society.
?Government alone cannot do it, it is therefore imperative that other corporate bodies come to supplement government efforts by proving these items to enhance the academic work of visually impaired,? he urged.
Addressing the students, Mr. Atsu said an astute man like the Chieftaincy Minister is a clear demonstration that visually impaired persons are not inability in terms of contributing ideas to national development.
?We need support not alms, we need empathy not sympathy??,? he posited.
He called for equal treatment and platforms for visually persons who seek to make the world a better place for themselves adding that this will minimize many from besieging the streets to beg for alms.

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