THE FOUNDER of the ‘Givers Never Lack Foundation’, Edward Amankwah, has appealed to the public for support to facilitate the foundation’s activities of supporting children suffering from cerebral palsy.
According to Mr Amankwah who has a child with the health condition, he has been the sole financier of the organisation he started a year ago with occasional support from friends.
He said he was motivated to start the foundation when he realised the difficulty families like his have to go through in maintaining a child with cerebral palsy.
He said the foundation since it was established has been able to visit families with such children and give gifts in support of the up-keep of the children.
‘I visit them in their homes, counsel the parents about caring for them and also present gifts to them,’ he said.
Mr Amankwah disclosed that the task has helped to change the perceptions people have about such children through the activities of his foundation.
‘It is unfortunate that they have the condition but they are human beings as we are and they must not be treated otherwise,’ he said.
He, however, said the challenge is not easy, adding that since he is the sole financier of the foundation, he could only just do little to help the children.
‘You have to virtually do everything for them because they can hardly move and the cost of caring for them is also hectic for the families who are mostly poor,’ he stated.
He, therefore, appealed to the public to support him in the service to humanity.
‘I want the public to help me support then with food and other equipment to go to the rural areas to help those in hard-to-reach communities,’ Mr Amankwah added.
Edward Amankwah can be contacted on: 0242 301430.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri
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