NGO to provide skills to 300 PWDs in Yendi Municipality

Yendi (NR) July 10, GNA – The Collective Human
Needs Organization (CHNO) Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based at Yendi in
the Northern Region is to train over 300 Persons With Disability (PWDs) to
acquire employable skills.

The PWDs would be trained in sewing, dress
making, carpentry, weaving, shea butter extraction and hairdressing.

Afa Mohamadu Alhassan, the Chairman of the NGO
announced this when they distributed quantity of items worth thousands of Ghana
Cedis to over 300 Persons With Disability at Kuga in the Yendi Municipality of
Northern Region.

The objectives of the organisation is to
promote development and poverty reduction, advance for poor and vulnerable in
society to duty bearers, to solicit for funds for programmes and projects for
developing the PWDs, mobilise people and communities for social service among

The items include; large quantity of Wax
prints, Men’s wear, Sandals, Slippers, Muslims attire, bales of second hand
clothing, soft drinks, among others.

Afa Mahamadu indicated that, during
festivities especially during Ramadan, a number of items including foot stuffs
and a quantity of Qurans were distributed to the PWDs and the Organisation had
established an Arabic School at Kuga with an enrolment of 63 persons, who were
mostly orphans.

He reiterated the need for the PWDs to develop
the habit of acquiring skills and advised them to eschew laziness and all forms
of negative practices that could hamper their future.

He advised them to embrace the training programmes
in order to avoid begging on streets and market places.

The Chairman said their operational areas
include; Yendi, Bimbilla, Tamale, Savelugu, Tolon and Nyankpala in the Northern

He said the Organisation had registered a
number of PWDs in those areas and had been operating for the past 12 years in
assisting them.  

Alhaji Abubakari Ahmed Ayaashei, a Tutor of
Technical University College of Ghana, Tamale reminded the PWDs that the work
of the Organisation was to Support the work of Muslims in order to promote the
welfare of the widows, orphans and other Vulnerable in society.

Alhaji Abubakari indicated that they had
African Muslims Agency (Mr Abukari Sadiq Centre), an orphanage at vetting in
Tamale with a population of over 300.

He said the Centre had educated some of the
children of PWDs up to the tertiary levels and advised the PWDs to pray for the
success of the Organization to continue supporting you.

He said althoughthey don’t have enough funds
to put up accommodation for them, they could only provide them with clothing,
food stuff and training for them to acquire skills.

Mr Dawuni Abdulai Yakubu, Northern Regional
Chairman of PWDs commended the organisation for their plans and support to
improve the lives of their members in the Region and gave the assurance that
they would continue to pray for them to contribute to support them.

He called on religious bodies and other NGOs
to come to the aid of the PWDs in the region since they had no support.


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