The Global Aid for the Marginalised under the Ghana Literacy Entrepreneurial and Industrialisation programme for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) project have embarked on a sensitisation programme for the people with disabilities.
It was organised in collaboration with Centre for Employment of Persons with Disabilities.
A statement issued by the Global Aid for the Marginalised and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the project was launched in 2015 to train persons with disabilities in Basic English and Mathematics for business and the programme was aimed to make persons with disabilities self-sufficient and independent in order to wipe out the idea of them being economic burden to the society.
It said another side of the programme was entrepreneurial and industrial training where PWDs were given skills in various activities such as rubber cutting, wreath making and liquid soap making.
It said under the programme, trainers would be called to give them training after which there would be persistent follow ups.
Speaking in Accra, the Executive Director Francis Agyare Botchway assured them of a micro-financing support.
“We will not train you and leave you like that. We are like a family now. We will give you capital in order to establish yourself in what you were trained in,” he said.
“It is against this backdrop that we organised sensitisation programme for persons with disabilities in the streets of Accra to orient them on the life changing programme packaged for them.”
Global Aid for the Marginalized is a fully registered Non-Profit (charity), the Organisation that is headquartered in Ghana to reach the marginalised in Africa to build a better life.
It embarks upon poverty alleviation programmes which focus on reducing hardship in the marginalised communities of Ghana.