Date: January 5, 2018
The National Youth Specialised Ministry of The Church of Pentecost in collaboration with the Caprice District in La Area, has donated a cash amount of GH¢1,000 and assorted items worth GH¢1,500 to the Dzorwulu Special School in Accra.
The items, comprising three bags of rice, cooking oil, two boxes of key soap, assorted drinks, mineral water, biscuits, among others, were presented to the facility on December 26, 2017, as part of the celebration of the yuletide.
In an interview, Pastor Isaac Osei, the leader of the Specialised Ministry, said the ministry has core mandate of reaching out to special group of people such as the needy and marginalised in society. They also engage in sports and medical outreach programmes, among others.
He said the contribution was done both by the Youth Specialised Ministry by the directive of the Youth Director, Apostle David Nyansah Hayfron, and members of the Caprice District.
He noted that it is important not to forget the needy and marginalised as the birth of Christ is celebrated, hence the gesture.
The Assistant Headmaster of the school, Mr Fred Tetteh, said the school was established in 1970 by a group called Friends of the Mentally Retarded and was later taken over by government in 1974, and has since been under the supervision of government.
He noted that in days past mentally retarded children were considered as cursed by the gods and so were killed. But it was in those times that the group came together to establish the school, because they saw some potential in them
He indicated that the inmates are made up of both children and adults between the ages of 7years to 40years, and are 160 in number.
He stated that the inmates are usually taken through basic daily living training such as social skills, fine and gross motor skills, hairdressing, sewing, agriculture, cooking, among others in other to help them become and remain independent after they return to their homes and families.
Mr Tetteh, then thanked the leadership of The Church of Pentecost and the ministry for their kindness towards the children, and was hopeful to see more of that.
Dr Mrs Agnes Asare, a member of the National Youth Specialised Ministry Committee and wife of Pastor Eric Asare of Adenta Estate Worship Centre, presented the items to the home.
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