Daughters of President Nana Akufo-Addo have constructed an ultramodern autism center for the children and carers of the Accra-based Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre (AACT).
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The new facility was put up and donated by My Sister’s Keeper Foundation, Ghana.
The foundation is run by three daughters of President Akufo-Addo, namely; Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Valerie Obaze, and Edwina Akufo-Addo.
It could be recalled that in June 2017, President Akufo-Addo's daughters joined forces with Glam Africa Magazine, to hold a fundraising ball to raise 250,000 Ghana Cedis to put the spotlight on autism and support scores of children with the neurodevelopmental disorder.
President Nana Akufo-Addo and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, graced the event to encourage their children, who were focused on creating an impact-driven organization to give back to society and to help to build a safer and happier Nation.
According to Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, it was imperative for Ghanaians to be educated about ASD (Autism Developmental Disorder) to stop the stigmatization that is usually associated with autism.
She stressed that in Ghana, people attribute autism to witchcraft or juju and in the process, ostracize the affected persons instead of providing an enabling environment for them.
The new building is a 3-classroom facility with a sensory room and an administration center. It is located at Haatso.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that people are taking their role in the COVID-19 crisis seriously and are continuously rolling out new measures to not only raise awareness about the virus but also fight the pandemic.
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