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School for the Blind cries for braille textbooks

BY: Education Desk Report
The visually impaired students with the donated items
The visually impaired students with the donated items

The Headmistress of the Akropong School for the Blind, Veronica Dery, has lamented over inadequate supply of braille textbooks in the school.

A situation, she said, was negatively affecting the teaching and learning of the students who were visually impaired.

She has, therefore, called on government to, as early as possible, supply the school with such items to help enhance effective teaching and learning in the school.

Madam Dery said this last Friday when the National Youth Council (NYC) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC- Ghana), donated some items to the school.

The gesture was part of activities to mark this year’s International Youth Day Celebration.

The items included bags of rice, sugar, flour beans, gallons of oil, toiletries, cooking pots, stationeries, among others.

Commendation

Receiving the items on behalf of the school, the headmistress expressed her appreciation to the council for their benevolence.

The Secretary of the NYC of the TUC, Abena Afriyie, said the gesture was part of yearly activities that the team embarked on to commemorate the International Youth Day.

The National Chairperson of the NYC of TUC, Dennis Atuwo, said the council considered the visually impaired students as their colleagues, adding that there was the need to show love to them.

According to the United Nations (UN), the objective of International Youth Day 2022 is to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind.

It will also raise awareness of certain barriers to intergenerational solidarity, notably ageism, which impacts young and old persons, while having detrimental effects on society as a whole.

Ageism is an insidious and often unaddressed issue in health, human rights and development, and has bearings on both older and younger populations around the world.