The Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues, has supported five institution and some individuals with mobility equipment.
The beneficiary institutions are: Impact Care and Rehabilitation Foundation (ICRF), Sharecare Ghana, With God Cerebral Palsy Ghana, EpiCentre and Multikids Academy
Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Executive Director of the Special Mothers Project, said the equipment mainly standing frames, were given to the institutions to encourage them to continue accepting children with cerebral palsy in their facility
The equipment were donated with the support of Farm4life and PhysioNet, all UK-based Charities
She said the Special Mothers project is working to enhance the lives of families raising children with cerebral palsy and serves as an information hub on cerebral palsy management to parents of children with cerebral palsy
Mrs Mildred Osei Asiamah, Head of Impact Care and Rehabilitation Foundation (ICRF), said her facility is open for admissions all year round and will soon start a respite programme where parents could drop off their children on Monday and pick them up on Friday
Ms Monica Kwakye, Head of School EpiCentre, said the centre has two campuses, Labone and Gbawe is also doing a respite programme for parents and urged especially mothers to take advantage of it.
Mr Kwamena Dadzie-Dennis, Ag. Executive Director of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, commended the Special Mothers Project for the gesture, saying, “Government cannot do it alone, organizations like the Special Mothers Project are therefore very important in terms of supporting families raising children with cerebral palsy.”
He pledged his outfits support for children with cerebral palsy and their families.