Education
 Ghana
Project #5210

Help educate children with disabilities in Ghana

by FRIENDS OF THE HANDICAPPED INTERNATIONAL (FHI)

Summary

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
$400
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fhi-ghana.com
FHI Documentary Videos 1-10
Award given to FHI by Ghana Education Service
Address by Kofi Odum, Founder/​President - Video 4
Min.of Edu and Cultural Display - Videos 3 & 5

Organization Information

FRIENDS OF THE HANDICAPPED INTERNATIONAL (FHI)

Location: ACCRA - Ghana
Project Leader:
Kofi Odum
FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT
Accra, Ghana

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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