The Yendi Area of The Church of Pentecost has held a day’s stakeholders sensitization workshop for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) under the theme, “Raising Awareness On Barriers To Inclusion For Persons With Disabilities.”
The event, which took place at the Saboba Central assembly on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, brought together the District Coordinating Director of the Saboba District Assembly, the officer-in-charge of the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development, Leadership of the Disability Associations, members of the Church and the general public. A total of 130 participants attended the programme.
In his exhortation, the Area Head, Pastor Emmanuel Kojo Aidoo, admonished the participants to emulate the love of God shown to them by Christ (John 3:16). He stressed from Matthew 14:13-18 that Jesus Christ also demonstrated his love for humanity by willingly dying on the cross for us. Not only that, he said, Jesus also provided for the vulnerable and weary who had followed him by feeding them with bread and fish.
Pastor Aidoo encouraged the participants to show their love to the less privileged by meeting their physical needs as well. During the altar call, seven (7) participants gave their lives to Christ.
The Yendi Area MPWD Coordinator, Overseer Martin Ossom Boafo, took participants through “Barriers impeding access to the inclusion of PWDs in the society.”
The District officer-in-charge for the Department of Social Welfare and Community Development also treated the topic, “Government Interventions available for PWDs and how to access them.”
The Saboba District District Coordinating Director, Mr. Yakubu Jimah, praised the church for the initiative taken to bring together stakeholders to highlight issues facing PWDs. He used the opportunity to enumerate some government interventions available for PWDs.
Report by Overseer Martin Ossom Boafo (Yendi Area Reporter).