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185 Persons With Disabilities Trained In Vocational Skills

The Northern Sector of the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities (MPWDs), led by Sector Coordinator Overseer Joshua Korku Semador, has provided training to 185 persons with disabilities (PWDs) in various vocational skills, including soap making, beverage production, and pastry baking.

The free training session took place on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Bantama Central Assembly in the Bompata Area.

Addressing the participants, Overseer Joshua Korku Semador emphasised that the skills training aligns with the church’s “Vision 2028” and the objectives of the MPWDs.

“As part of the Sector’s vision, we intend to equip persons with disabilities with skills to improve their standard of living so they would not become burdens on their families and society,” he stated.

He underscored the importance of equipping persons with disabilities with vocational skills, enabling them to actively contribute to the church’s mission and vision.

In a brief exhortation, the Sector Coordinator referenced 1 Peter 2:9, a key theme text for the church’s 2024 theme.

He elaborated on the scripture’s significance, highlighting four key lessons: our origin, our purpose, our identity in God, and the tasks entrusted to us. Despite societal perceptions, he reminded participants that in the eyes of God, they are valued and specially chosen.

Participants were organised based on their interests and received training in various areas such as liquid soap making, shower gel production, beverage preparation (including sobolo and millet drink), as well as pastry baking (including chips, pies, and bread).

The enthusiasm displayed by participants was remarkable, and their testimonies of gratitude were heartfelt. Several participants expressed appreciation to the leadership and organisers of the program and encouraged fellow persons with disabilities to take the training seriously.

Also in attendance were members of the Sector Working Team, including Elder Dr. Joel Kyeremeh (Secretary), Elder Patrick Opoku Appiah (Bompata Area Coordinator & Sector Programmes Coordinator), Pastor Jacob Ossom (Abuakwa Area Coordinator & Sector Pastors’ Rep.), Deacon Edward Kwabena Effah Kontoh (Member), and various Area Coordinators from the Ashanti Region.

Others are Pastor Eric Oppong Asomah (Konongo Area Coordinator), Pastor George Owusu (Asokwa Area Coordinator), Pastor Emmanuel Akwaboah (New Tafo Area Coordinator), Pastor Richard Asare-Drah (Mampong Area Coordinator), and Pastor Daniel Konlan (Kwadaso Area Coordinator).

Reported by the MPWDs Media Team

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