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PRUDA donates bags of rice to two special schools in Wa

By
Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA

Wa, July 2, GNA – Partnership for Rural
Development Action (PRUDA), an NGO operating in the Upper West Region, has
donated some bags of rice to support the feeding of students of two special
schools in Wa.

The two schools, namely; the Wa School for the
Deaf and the Saint Don Bosco Special School received two bags of rice, a gallon
of cooking oil and other items.

Mr Amatus Nuotoo, the Executive Director of
PRUDA, said the gesture forms part of the organisation’s corporate social
responsibility to society.

He said the donation though not too big was
PRUDA’s own way of putting smiles on the faces of the students.

Mr Nuotoo thanked the authorities of both
schools for the love and care they gave to the children in the midst of
difficult challenges.

The Executive Director of PRUDA urged the
students to learn hard in order to take charge of their special abilities.

Kuoro Babinah Samuel Babinuoh, Headmaster of
the Wa School for the Deaf, thanked PRUDA for the kind gesture and urged other
benevolent individuals and organisations to emulate the example.

He said the school was established in 1968 and
currently has a population of 255 students after the separation of some of the
students to the new special school.

Kuoro Babinuoh said the only source of funding
to the school was the feeding grant which often comes in late.

Mr Sylvester Bayor, Headmaster of St. Don
Bosco Special School, expressed gratitude to the NGO for the donation and said
it would go a long way to support the upkeep of the children.

He said the school population stands at 75
students comprising 45 boys and 30 girls, noting that feeding them was quite a
challenge.

Mr Bayor said the school had a backyard garden
and with support from Dizengoff, a German based organisation, the school was
producing its own vegetables.

He said inadequate staffing, difficulties in
searching for the students and lack of means of transport among others as some
of the immediate challenges of the school.

Both headmasters raised the concern that many
of the children with special needs were still being kept in their various homes
and appealed to parents with such children to bring them for enrolment into the
schools.

Prosper Babiru, a student of the Wa School for
the Deaf, who spoke through an interpreter, thanked PRUDA for remembering them.

GNA

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