Lady Julia Supports School For The Deaf


Lady Julia Osei-TutuLady Julia Supports School For The Deaf

20 July 2014

Lady Julia, Wife of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has donated GH¢ 5,000.00 to support the Ashanti School for the Deaf at Jamase in the Sekyere South District.



The money will be used to paint and decorate the newly constructed Deaf-Blind Centre, construct a water reservoir stand and purchase a tank for the school.

Dr Thomas Agyarko-Poku, Chief Executive of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation, who presented the cheque on behalf of Lady Julia, said it is part of her contribution towards the proper care of the inmates of the school.

He said it is important that society show greater interest in the training and upbringing of children with disabilities so that they do not become beggars on the street on future.

Mrs Charlotte Opoku, Head of Deaf- Blind Unit of the school, who received the cheque on behalf of the school, praised Lady Julia for her quick response to the plight of the inmates.

She said besides the cheque, Lady Julia had also donated foodstuffs and desks to assist the children in their learning.

Mrs Opoku said the Deaf-Blind Centre in the school, which is the second in the country, was established in 2009 to cater for children with such special disabilities in the northern sector of the country.

It currently has five children and three would be added next academic year.

Mrs Opoku said due to the multiple disabilities of some of the children, it had become necessary to renovate and expand the school infrastructure not only to be able to admit more of such children in the society but also make the environment conducive and friendly to all of them.

She said The Otumfuo Charity Foundation has been one of the leading supporters of the school and commended the management of the Foundation for their continued assistance.

Mrs Opoku called on other individuals and philanthropist organisations to assist the inmates with teaching and learning materials.

Source: GNA



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