The National Youth Council (NYC) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress, as part of the activities marking the celebration of International Youth Day 2022, donated some items to Akropong School for the Blind.
Items included bags of rice, sugar, flour, beans, gallons of oil, toiletries, cooking pots and stationery, among others.
The celebration of International Youth Day 2022 is themed: “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”, and seeks to focus on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the world has need to take full advantage of all generations’ potential.
It also aimed to galvanize solidarity between generations for sustainable development.
Receiving the articles on behalf of the school, Mrs. Veronica Dery, Principal, thanked the TUC National Youth Council for their benevolence.
She said the items would be placed thoughtfully and also meet the needs of students and called on other organisations, including non-governmental organisations, to emulate the TUC’s gesture to help meet the needs of blind students.
She added that the school lacked Braille textbooks and the government should provide them to improve the effective teaching of students.
The students also appreciated the NYC donation from the TUC and called on the government to continue providing Braille textbooks to the school as it is in short supply.
The students asked for help to rehabilitate old dormitories and build new ones.
Ms Abena Afriyie, Secretary of the TUC National Youth Council, said the gesture was part of the annual activities undertaken by the Council to commemorate International Youth Day.
She recalled that it was the turn of the school for the deaf in Akropong to benefit from the annual project.
The United Nations’ goal for International Youth Day 2022 is to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind.