Lamicare Foundation, a Ghanaian based NGO with branches in Accra, Kumasi and Sunyani has donated items worth GHc15,000 to inmates at the Edwenase Rehabilitation Center in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region.
The move forms part of activities to mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), as well as the reflecting the organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme christened ‘Benevolence Scheme’ aimed at addressing social challenges.
Speaking at the presentation last Saturday, the Founder of Lamicare Foundation, Carla Cornelius Bongkoyire said the objective for the project was to sensitise the public and create awareness about the importance of inclusion, diversity and equalities for persons with disabilities in societies.
According to her, the organisation is determined in its mission to improve lives and build communities through social works, and urged the government and the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) to review and if necessary, amend the Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715) to promote and protect the rights of PWDs in the country.
The organisation’s ‘Benevolence Scheme’ is one of the foundation’s major Initiatives to address and find solutions to societal challenges, which focuses on the less priviledged.
Lamicare Foundation is committed to a more sustainable world through its goals of ; promoting sustainable communities, child-poverty alleviation and empowering young girls and women into being impactful members of society.
“This reaffirms our commitment as an organisation to continue to promote the development of people and foster sustainable communities.” Ms. Bongkoyire said.
This year’s theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities seeks to explore “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”.
The items presented included wheelchairs, crutches, bags of rice, tubers of yam, plantain, Indomie, toiletries, washing soaps, detergents, cooking oil, cartons of milk, drinks, bags of water, cash and cooked meals.