Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
Accra, Nov 21, GNA –
The Women’s Fellowship of the Christian Voice Ministry, a Church in Abossey
Okai, Accra, has donated assorted items worth GH¢10,000.00 and a sum of
GH¢1,000.00 to children with cerebral palsy through the Givers Never Lack
Givers Never Lack
Foundation is a not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organisation that promotes and
advocates the welfare of persons especially children with cerebral palsy.
The items included;
packs of sanitary tissues, detergents, washing and bathing soaps, rice, gallons
of cooking oil, packs of potable water, drinks, biscuits and clothes.
Mrs Elizabeth Awuah,
the President of the Women’s Fellowship, explained that her fellowship was
touched by the plight of parents of children with cerebral palsy, which often
left most of them in poverty.
“As a result of the
condition of the illness, most parents of such children are unable to work
because the children need full attention on a day and it is difficult for
someone else to accept to cater for them, even for a payment,” she said.
She disclosed that
an encounter with the Givers Never Lack Foundation brought to their notice, how
some parents with such children ran away leaving the children with their other
spouses due to frustration and inability to withstand the ‘uncomfortable’
“By this, we were
touched to support the children in our small way because the parents don’t work
and find challenges in taking care of the children,” she said.
Mrs Awuah appealed
to other benevolent individuals, churches, associations, and Non-Governmental
Organisations to support the Foundation, which was striving hard to give hope
to families with cerebral palsy conditions.
Mr Edward Amankwah,
the Founder of the Givers Never Lack Foundation, who is a parent of a cerebral
palsy patient expressed gratitude to the Church for the support.
The plight of
cerebral palsy children and their parents, he said, could not be explained
explicitly with words until people witnessed what they went through.
always need to use diapers because they can barely talk if they want to ease
themselves. If it is not love and the fear of God, one may give up taking care
of them. But with supports like these, the parents are encouraged to have
hope,” he said.
Mr Amankwah appealed
to well-meaning individuals and groups to help to put a smile on the faces of
such children especially in the upcoming Christmas festivity.
Cerebral Palsy is a
congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture and occurs when one has
an abnormal brain development, often before birth.