FHI is assisting the education of 550 needy disabled children in five institutions in the Southern sector of Ghana by providing for their educational materials to allow free education for the disabled
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There exist negative attitudes and social taboos against People with Disabilities in many parts of the World and that includes Ghana. This leads to the neglect of these vulnerable people hampering the development of their God-given potentials. To many parents, it is a waste of resources and unnecessary bother to send the disabled (deaf/blind/cripple) to school.These children are usually marginalized.There is the need to motivate parents to send them to school by providing educational materials.
How will this project solve this problem?
Identify needy children in all the five schools and facilitate their schooling with educational materials such as school uniforms, footwear, bags, textbooks,stationery,etc., equip the Voc/Tech with training materials to start small scale industry.
Potential Long Term Impact
The 550 beneficiaries will come out as skilled tradesmen and women who would be independent on themselves. Society will respect and no more marginalize them. They can contribute meaningfully to the development of their community and no more liability
Total Funding Received to Date: $774
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $774 . The original project funding goal was $95,000.