Rotary International president tours renovation project at Accra Rehabilitation Centre

Business News of Friday, 23 November 2018

Source: Accra Sunrise Rotary Club


Barry Rassins, Rotary International President touring the Accra Rehabilitating Centre

Since October 1958 when the first Rotary Club in Ghana was launched, members of the club have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to act on sustainable projects from literacy and peace to water and health.

It is under this attribute of service to humanity that the Accra Sunrise Rotary Club are undertaking a renovation project at the Accra Rehabilitating Centre by the fixing its leaking roof of it’s Dormitory, Dining Hall, and toilets facility,

The Accra Sunrise Rotary Club which was established a year and month ago has energetic and passionate young professionals poised to render service to mankind.

At the short ceremony during the tour of the project site, which forms part of the Rotary International President Mr. Barry Rassins’ activities during his two-day visit to Ghana, he intimated that the Sunrise club is infinitely on the track in exemplifying the tenet of Rotary.

He continued, “If you have achieved this much within just a year and a half, then I am just imagining how much more you could achieve in future.”

The entire purpose of Rotary, was to be of assistance to people, with respect to every human needs that could be addressed in this world.

Mr. Xorse Godzi, President of Rotary Club of Accra-Sunrise District 9102, said in line with the core mandate of Rotary, the Club had embarked on some major refurbishment works on the centre. The refurbishment works, estimated at 50,000 dollars but so far 12,000 dollars had been spent on the project.

Mr. Churchill Darlington, Director of the Centre, said the rehabilitation works had taken care of 60 per cent of the infrastructural needs there. He said since1962 when the centre was set up there had not been any major facelift of facilities at the centre. He appealed to individuals and corporate organisations to also go to the aid of the Centre, which he said, needed a lot of support in both cash and kind to effectively serve its purpose.

The Centre teaches all categories of physically challenged people including epileptic, down symdrome, blind, skills to enable them to earn a living like any other people. Some of the subjects taught are leather work, carpentry, dress-making and tailoring, and a number of others.

Mr. Rassin is accompanied by his wife Esther, and is expected to visit a number of Rotary Club’s projects while in the country.

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