BY AFIA NYARKO ASARE
The Micro-Credit Association of Ghana (MCAG) has made several donations worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Catholic Special Vocational School at Fijai in the Western Region of Ghana.
Donated items included mattresses, food stuffs, teaching and learning materials, toiletries, drinks, buckets, brooms, mobs and any other item that the school needed to enhance the standard of living in the school.
They were presented to the School by the Executive Secretary of the Association Mr. Ebenezer Quartey, the Board Chairperson, Mrs. Regina Kumi and other members of the Board.
The Catholic Special Vocational School was established as a private Roman Catholic Institution on 5th April, 2003 by the late Most Rev. John Martin Darko, then Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese. The school which started with 12 students (5 females and 7 males) and 7 staff members, now has 100 students (57 males and 43 females) with a staff strength of 24.
The school was absorbed by the government of Ghana in November 2010. Currently, the school trains persons with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc. and admit students from the southern sector of the country.
Management and Staff of the School received the donations with gratitude and the students on their part entertained their donors with various cultural dance.
The school also held an exhibition to display some of their art works.
The donation was the Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility ahead of its 9th Annual General Meeting and First Award and Dinner Night that was held at the Western Premier Hotel in Takoradi.
This year the Association will be renovating the mental health ward/unit at the Koforidua Regional Hospital as its corporate Social Responsibility for its 10th AGM schedule to take place at the Capital View Hotel on the 18th-19th September at the Capital View Hotel at Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana.