How many times have you heard that disability does not mean inability? For young Atta Gyamiah, the above stated phrase represents everything he is about.
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Currently a student of St. Kizito JHS at Kpandai in the Northern region, he is pushing hard to climb the ladder of education despite his inability to walk.
According to Atta‘s mother, Beatrice Gyamira (Maa Bee), the boy has been unable to walk since childhood.
Maa Bee told Accra-based Adom FM that all their efforts to seek medical care did not yield any meaningful outcome.
Atta‘s condition, though, has done very little to dampen his spirit. He remains resolved and confident on excelling in his academics.
Despite facing numerous challenges, including a lack of financial support, the JHS 2 pupil has not given up on his dream of becoming a graduate.
Atta has been wearing the same school uniform for the past three years. It was given to him by Camfed, a Canadian Non-Governmental Organisation which operates in the Northern region.
He has also been struggling with accommodation since his grandmother died. He is said to be currently taking shelter at an uncompleted toilet facility in his late grandmother’s house.
Meanwhile, Atta‘s auntie, who used to support him and his mother, is also now deceased, leaving them to their fate.
With Atta’s father also abandoning them, both the mother and child are appealing to the public for support.
Atta is optimistic that he is not a failure and would be able to succeed in academics if given a little push. He’s already doing well in his exams, and would definitely go higher should he get the needed support.
Disability should never stop one from achieving his or her dreams. Let’s all, therefore, help Atta in whatever small way we can.
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