The Management of Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a non-governmental organization, has raised an amount of GHc14,000 to pay for prosthetic legs for six children at the Nsawam Orthopaedic Training Centre (OTC).
The primary purpose of the Centre is the rehabilitation of the physically challenged in Ghana and people from other countries.
The OTC established by the Divine Word Missionaries in 1961, trains patients on how to use their orthopaedic appliances and trains young people on how to manufacture all the appliances needed by the physically challenged including leg braces, shoes, artificial limbs, splints and crutches.
Mr Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, the Executive Director of CCF, told the Ghana News Agency after a visit to the Centre that it is the intention of the Foundation to go beyond their prison advocacy to support and help other vulnerable ones in the society.
He said the Foundation with support from benevolent individuals and organizations, have raised the amount to support a number of children get their prosthetic legs.
“I wept on seeing these children, most of whom have been abandoned by their parents because of their physical disabilities,” Mr Kwarteng said.
He said the Foundation also took the opportunity to donate some items sourced from some good Samaritans to help in their upkeep, adding that these children need support to grow.
Mr Kwarteng called on individuals and corporate organizations to come to the aid of the Centre adding that a nation that neglects the poor and voiceless would always have a scar on its conscience.
He later questioned what these children did to deserve such huge parental and societal neglect.
Mr Kwarteng appealed to other organizations and individuals, who would want to take up the educational cost of the children to should go ahead and do so.
Mr Eleazer Kissi Asante, the PRO for the Centre, explaining the conditions of the children said, some of them had their legs or hands amputated, while others have special conditions.
He said the children also need good education but no school wants them just because they are stuck in wheelchairs or are physically challenged.
“We need more people to come on board to support our activities to help these children grow and develop,” he said.