Royal Bank one of the leading Ghanaian indigenous banks as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has extended a hand of help to the physically challenged to access potable water.
The bank commissioned a bore-hole for the Physically Challenged Action Training and Rehabilitation Center in Offinso in the Ashanti region.
The center which was established over 28years ago relied on individuals and cooperate bodies for support and assistance.
Speaking to ultimate news the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Royal Bank, Dr. Kwame Amoah Baah – Nuako explained that the bank has taken a decision to support the less privileged children every year.
‘We provided ten thousand Ghana cedis to the old campus last year, the previous year we supported twenty thousand cedis, this is a very special organisation which royal bank has decided to support every year, just to help them provide all the amenities. These are unfortunate children who mostly have been abandoned by their parents and families but they still need to survive. We give them cash to take care of the children and develop their new site’.
On his part, the Director of Physically Challenge Action Training and Rehabilitation Center, Brimah Antwi complained that the training center had been neglected by government.
‘I have never received support from government, I have written so many letters for help but there hasn’t been any response’.
He expressed the need for the physically challenged to be economically empowered with skills training.
Mr. Antwi indicated that ‘my aim is to see that no physically challenge sits on the road side to beg for money. They have to work and earn money’.
‘I train them in vegetable farming, dress making, leather carving, batik and tie, livestock training’
He expressed worry at the level of stigmatization directed at persons with disabilities, asking people to treat them with some level of respect. .
He said they will not shriek in their hope of raising the children to become prominent people in society.
‘We want to prove to the parents who have neglected their children that there is a future for them’.
He encouraged other corporate bodies, churches and individuals to support the two hundred physically challenged children under their care.