With God Cerebral Palsy Centre reopens


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By Hannah Awadzi, GNA

Accra, Oct. 13,
GNA – With God Cerebral Palsy Ghana Centre, a facility that provides day care
services to children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities has reopened.

The centre
closed down temporarily last year due to a few challenges, however, Mrs Ellen
Affam-Dadzie, Executive Director of the centre said the challenges have been
resolved and the centre was now fully operational.

Mrs Affam-Dadzie
in an interview with the GNA said that she had also started a degree programme
in Community Based Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at the University of
Education, Winneba to acquaint herself with current knowledge to be able to
serve the disability community better.

She said “being
a mother of a child with cerebral palsy myself, I knew at first hand the
challenges associated with raising a child with cerebral palsy in Ghana. I know
how parents struggle to find safe places and environments to keep their
children in order for them to work.”

The centre
initially provided day and boarding facilities to children with disabilities
but now provides only day care services, Mrs Affam-Dadzie said.

She said
providing the facility to serve the children with disabilities would go a long
way to enhance the lives of families raising children with special needs.

She said her
major challenge had been the ability to employ and maintain qualified staff and
appealed to professionals already working in Ghana to volunteer in her facility
where possible.


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