Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Sept. 22, GNA – L’Oreal West Africa has
refurbished the Hair Academy for the Demonstration School for the Deaf in
The Centre, which serves as a hair training
academy for pupils of the school, who are trained in hair care and barbering
was built by L’Oreal West Africa in 2009.
Mr Sekou Coulibaly, the General Manager,
L’Oreal West Africa speaking at the ceremony said the support was part of their
corporate social responsibility campaign known as “Citizen’s Day.”
He said the days where physically disabled
persons were considered as a liability in society were gone.
He said more and more people living with
physical disabilities in Ghana continue to confound expectations by excelling
at their chosen crafts and suppressing their peers.
The General Manager said corporate institutions
could continue to play a role in empowering the physically challenged not just
by making one off donation but by demonstrating a commitment to sustainable
long term support.
He said society has a role to play in ensuring
that people living with physical disabilities were empowered to pursue their
personal and dreams without barriers.
Ms Trudy Segbefia, the Headmistress of the
School said the company has been long time partner of the school in supporting
the development of student.
She expressed gratitude to management of
L’Oreal West Africa for their immense support and contribution to the
development of education in the country.
She appealed to other corporate institutions
to come to the aid of the school and support sponsor at least one child in
The Headmistress said the school’s vocational
facilities were small and needed to be expanded to accommodate more students.
L’Oreal West Africa also as part of the
refurbishment replaced hair dryers, installed new salon hair sinks, provision
of swivel chairs and two care sterilizers.
The company provided some renowned beauty products from Dark and lovely,
Maybelline New York and Blue Ice among others.
The refurbished academy is currently being
used as a National Vocational Training Institute in the town.