Volta GNAT donates to cured lepers village in Ho
The Volta Region branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has presented food items such as yam, oil and toiletries to the inmates of the cured lepers village in Ho to mark the International World Teachers Day celebration in the region.
Presenting the items, the Volta Regional Chairman of GNAT, Mr. Mawusi Buadi, said the gesture formed part of the Association’s social responsibility to the less privileged in the region, and that the cured lepers had been identified as one of the needy peoples in the region.
Mr. Buadi said the donation was not only meant to assist the needy, but also serve as a platform to educate the inmates about the importance of education, and urged them to send their children to school to help ensure a brighter future for them and their relations.
He said education ought to be seen as the key to development, therefore, it was important for them to prioritise the education of their children, and assured them of GNAT’s commitment to support them anytime the Association decided to do so, to complement other support they receive from individuals and organisations.
The Technical Officer at the Cured Lepers Village, Mr. Emmanuel Adzavor, commended GNAT for the gesture, saying the upkeep of the cured lepers was mainly supported by benevolent individuals and organisations, since the government had stopped supporting them in terms of feeding.
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