Cape Coast School For The Deaf And Blind Lack Basic Learning Materials


Visually impaired students of the Cape Coast School for the Deaf and Blind finds it difficult in their studies as the school lacks some basic learning materials to aid in their studies.


Currently the school does not have braille embossers since the only one available had broken down and the cost involved in repairing it was high for the School to afford.

The School also does not have Perkins braille, closed circuit TV (CCTV) magnifiers and IR copiers which are relevant learning instruments for the visually impaired.

It has therefore appealed to the Government, corporate institutions, philanthropists and other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to assist the institution with learning materials.

Mr Setumte Ametewee, Headmaster of the School, made the appeal when a philanthropist, Mr Micheal Essandoh presented assorted items to the school last Friday.

The items, which included an IR machine, 1,000 pairs of foot wear, clothes, soaps, hand sanitisers and other sporting equipment such as football, volleyball, set of jerseys and boots run into thousands of Ghana Cedis.

Mr Ametewee stressed that lack of learning materials was a major challenge that militated against teaching and learning at the visually impaired unit of the school.

“Some of these learning materials are very expensive which the school cannot afford and for me that is the biggest challenge for the visually impaired unit” he stated.

He thanked Mr Essandoh for the kind gesture and called on other individuals and institutions to support the school.

Presenting the items, Mr Essandoh said he was touched by the predicament of the School when he and his family members visited the institution last year on a similar mission.

He said “I see it to be more gratifying to give to people who are deprived” and commended the staff of the School for the good work they were doing for the children.


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