Accra Lions Membership donates white canes to the blind in Ada East District

Accra Lions Club donates

The Accra Ubuntu Lions Club, a member of Lions Club International, a group that conducts philanthropic work, has donated 70 white walking sticks to visually impaired people in the Ghana Blind Union in Ada East District.

The white sticks would help the over 250 union members in the district to move about comfortably, especially in the evenings.

The stick has a lighting function at the base that lights up in the evening, making the stick recognizable when walking at night.

Mr. Seyram Freddy Ahiabor, founding president of the club, said the donation is in commemoration of June as the club’s season for the visually impaired.

“June is a month that we, as a club, use for the blind and general sight. This season we donate to visually impaired people in the country, ”he affirmed.

He said the donation cost GH 7,000.00 and added that they would repeat the kind gesture in other parts of the country.

Mr. Ahiabor said that they would do their part as an organization to help people in need.

“We are making these gestures as a club to support the efforts of the government and other philanthropists to help those in need,” he added.

Ms. Sarah Dugbakie Pobee, district chief of Ada East District, commended the club for the donation and urged other philanthropists to support it as the congregation do their best to protect the weak, including; Blind by providing them with capital and practical training opportunities.

“The government strives to alleviate the suffering of people with disabilities and this is reflected in the support we have given them over the past four years, from financial support to helping most of them build their own small crafts “, added her.

Mr Robert Buernor Larwetey, President of the Ghana Blind Union, Ada East District, said the sticks would help with their movements, especially at night with the chopstick lighting feature.

So far, walking in the evenings has been difficult for them because the drivers often cannot see them and the lights at the base are used to signal their arrival to drivers and other road users.

The club also donated 70 tissues, 50 of which were smaller and 20 larger, to the Ada East District Hospital.

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