Ghanaians urged to “go Green” on World CP Day

Accra, Oct. 3, GNA – The Special Mothers
Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues
in Ghana is calling on Ghanaians to wear something with a touch of green on
Saturday October 6.

A statement issued and signed by Mrs Hannah
Awadzi, Executive Director of the Special Mothers Project said, Ghana will
joins the rest of the world to celebrate World Cerebral Palsy day, a day set
aside to celebrate  people living with
cerebral palsy and their care givers.

World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day, which is marked
on October 6 every year, is also to express pride in the lives and achievements
of those with CP and the people and the organisations that support them.

The colour green symbolizes “Hope” and wearing
green will help highlight issues affecting people living with cerebral palsy in
Ghana and beyond.

Mrs Awadzi said the Special Mothers Project,
as a way of creating awareness on cerebral palsy, will be distributing
information leaflets to people on that day.

This year, a number of organizations and
individuals in Ghana are doing something in their own small way to mark the
day.

Mrs Awadzi said there is the need to create
powerful voices for those with CP to change their world and connect
organisations across the globe so that they are better equipped to meet the
needs of those with CP

As a way of helping create solutions to
everyday problems of people living with cerebral palsy and also to act as a
catalyst for social change and education campaigns that create solutions to
universal challenges, The Special Mothers Project will be organizing various
training sessions for different stakeholders to enable more people to
understand cerebral palsy as a condition.

“There is going to be series of special
parenting summit to help empower parents of children with cerebral palsy while
we engage the public to look at ways that everybody can be involved to enhance
the lives of families raising children with cerebral palsy.

World Cerebral Palsy day celebration is a
project coordinated by the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative, a group of
non-profit cerebral palsy organisations with a global vision to create real
change for people living with CP.

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition
that affects movement and sometimes speech of children. It is the number one
cause of disability in childhood

GNA

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