Two special schools have received funds generated from the inter-denominational thanksgiving service held at the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium last Sunday to climax activities marking the first anniversary of the late President Atta Mills.
The beneficiary schools are the Blind Unit of the Cape Coast School for the Deaf and the Unit for Special Needs Children at Aboom.
They each received an amount of GHȼ 3,790.00 from the Atta Mills Anniversary Committee to support their activities.
The total amount generated from the offering was estimated at GHȼ7,484
Mr Kofi Totobi Quakyi, Chairman of the Anniversary Committee, at separate ceremonies indicated that while alive, President Mills often donated to people with special needs; hence the donation to the schools.
Madam Barbara Ennin, the Headmistress of Cape Coast School for the Deaf, expressed delight at the gesture; saying the donation will be used to complete an on-going project for the Blind Unit of the school which currently has 34 students aged between eight and 20 years.
She said the facilities at the school were inadequate whilst the road network was very poor, making movement of the blind very dangerous. She appealed for assistance for the construction of the road.
At Aboom, Mrs Mary Osei-Kuffo, the Headmistress of the Special Needs Children School, also appealed to Government to provide facilities, logistics and the needed infrastructure to enable the school which is the only one in the Region, expand.
The school, which has 70 pupils with many of them with autism and cerebral palsy, is housed in a two classroom block.
Mr Totobi Quakyi was accompanied by Mr Kofi Nyantakyi, spokesperson of the Committee, and Mr Frank Bo-Amissah, a member.