The Founder and CEO of the Atta Mills Institute (AMI), Mr Samuel Koku Anyidoho, last Wednesday led a team to make some donation to the, YOA Disability Foundation, based in, Dansoman, Accra to mark the 77th birthday of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills.
According Mr Anyidoho, the late President Mills would, as the norm, have chosen to spend the day extending a warm hand of help and support, as well as touching the hearts of the less privileged in society.
The YOA Disability Foundation, which has its headquarters on the premises of the Resurrection Power and Living Streams Ministry Church in Dansoman, supports children suffering from Cerebral Palsy.
According to the Founder of AMI, the legacy of President Mills ought be preserved hence the decision by the Institute to always reach out to the less privileged on July 21 since its inception in 2019.
The items, which included foodstuffs, toiletries, diapers, detergents among others, were received on behalf of the foundation by Mrs Benedicta Oduro, one of the Lead Coordinators of the foundation.
Expressing appreciation for the kind gesture, Mrs Oduro thanked the AMI for continuing the generous good works of late President Mills.
According to her, the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the operations of the foundation and so the AMI’s donation could not be underestimated in any way.
Mrs Oduro spoke with lots of appreciation and passion because the foundation, apart from supporting the children, also supports the mothers of the children because they suffer a lot of stigmatisation.
Mr Anyidoho assured the foundation that AMI, after engaging face to face and seeing the enormous job being done, would work hard to spread the story of the foundation and also help seek support from individuals and organisations for its activities.
The joy on the faces of the mothers and the positive mood of most of the children, were an obvious indication of the extent to which the donation touched their hearts with a deep sense of appreciation.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is part of a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Cerebral Palsy attacks at childhood and affects parts of the brain as well as causes weakness in the muscles. Symptoms of CP include exaggerated reflexes, floppy or rigid limbs and involuntary motions. — Graphiconline