Enactus- University of Ghana , in collaboration with the Accra Psychiatric hospital will undertake an exhibition of the handiworks of the treated patients of the Accra Psychiatric hospital on 5th June 2015. The exhibition is to help in the reintegration process of the treated patients of the hospital and also as a fundraiser for the renovation of the Occupational Therapy Unit of the Accra Psychiatric hospital.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by the guest of honour, Dr. Akwasi Osei , Medical Director of the Accra Psychiatric hospital. Some of the prominent personalities like Prof. Perbi, H.E Mrs. SUN Baohong, H.E Jon Benjamin, Dr. KwakuAgyeman- Mensah and Ekow Mensah are expected to grace the inaugural ceremony to show their support for the initiative.
‘Hope for the Future’is a project under the auspices of Enactus- University of Ghana that is geared towardsfacilitating the reintegration of treated patients in the Accra psychiatric hospital into the society. This project is equipping treated patients of the hospital with enterprise skills to enable them create businesses for themselves and earn revenue that makes them independent and also aid them in their reintegration into their communities and the society in general.
This project started with an exhibition of the works of Mr. Abdullah, an outpatient whose skills in painting and sculpture is a sight to behold, at the 19th Ghana International Trade Fair which was held between 26th of February and 8th of March 2015. The Bead Stringing Training Initiative being the second phase of the project activity commenced on Wednesday 15th April, 2015 and lasted for 10 days where 13 cured patients of the Accra Psychiatric hospital were equipped with the skills in bead stringing.
The next phase of the project is to hold an exhibition at the hospital premises to showcase the handiworks of the cured patients of the Accra Psychiatric hospital. The fund raised from the exhibition will be used to renovate the Occupational Therapy Unit of the Accra Psychiatric hospital.
About Enactus- University of Ghana:
Enactus (formerly known as Students in Free enterprise, SIFE) is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial- based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. Participating students form teams on their campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.
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