Water shortage has hit the Kyebi School for the Deaf in the East Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region making life unbearable for the over 140 physically challenged pupils and 40 teachers staying on the campus.
According to Madam Vida Okyere, the Assistant Headmistress of the School, the situation is seriously affecting the running of the school and therefore appealed to the general public to assist the school with polytanks for water storage and generators to deal with dumsor.
Madam Vida Okyere made these known when the Church Of The Lord (Brotherhood) Youth Ministry on Saturday donated 10 packages of toilet rolls, 5 bags of rice, 2 cartons of detergents, 2 cartons of milk, 6 boxes of exercise books, pencils, boxes of assorted drinks, 5 bags of used clothing and shoes with an undisclosed amount of money to the school.
The assistant headmistress lamented that the school had often ran out of food due to outstanding debts the school could not settle “because most of the parents abandoned their kids on the school, which has become a burden for the institution.”
The President of the Youth Ministry, Church of The Lord(Brotherhood), Bill Kofi Zimmoanu said the presentation was part of their annual youth activities being held at Konongo. “As a ministry, we find it necessary to give back to society as the Bible admonished,” he emphasized.
He called on NGOs and corporate entities to come to the aid of the school.
The assistant headmistress who received the items on behalf of the school expressed gratitude to the donors for their kind gesture.
By Daniel Bampoe, Kyebi