Donation to Accra Rehabilitation Center and the Potters Village Ophanage Home

The Association of Students of Social Work (ASSOW)  and Atentebenhene Foundation Ghana Collaborative Donation to Accra Rehabilitation Center and the Potters Village Ophanage Home, Dodowa, on the 21st  and 23rd December 2023.

The Association of Students of Social Work (ASSOW) joined forces with the Atentebenhene Foundation Ghana, a renowned NGO in a collaborative effort to make a meaningful impact to residents of Accra Rehabilitation Center and Dodowa Potters Village.

The primary aim of this collaboration was to contribute essential resources to enhance the well-being of the residents at the Accra Rehabilitation Center and Dodowa Potters Village.

Accra Rehabilitation Center, a governmental institution under the Department of Social Welfare, focuses on discovering the unique abilities of individuals with disabilities, offering training in Carpentry, Tailoring, Shoemaking, and Craft work. The center, hosting approximately 40 trainees, received a variety of essential resources.

Dodowa Potters Village, dedicated to providing shelter and a better life for orphaned children, particularly those without primary caretakers.

The generous donation was made, consisting of:

100 bags of cement, Bags of rice, gari and beans, Indomie noodles, Tin fish, Cooking oil, Clothing items, Stationeries, Beverages and other necessities which were donated fairly to the centres according to their needs.

The Dodowa Potters Village received a substantial portion of the donation, which included the 100 bags of cement to support infrastructure development. Additionally, provisions such as rice, beans, indomie, tin fish, oil, clothes, stationeries, and drinks were delivered to enhance the residents’ daily lives. The Accra Rehabilitation Center also benefited significantly from the collaboration, receiving a comprehensive assortment of items aimed at improving living conditions. The donated goods, ranging from staple food items to clothing, were intended to address both immediate and long-term needs of the community.

Lina Afedi, Assistant Social Development Officer at the Accra Rehabilitation Center, emphasized breaking the stigma around disabilities, urging society to support vulnerable individuals.

The President of the Association of Students of Social Work, Mr. Enock Mensah in an interview, highlighted the importance of integrating persons with disabilities in daily life activities to promote their wellbeing.

The CEO of Atentebenhene Foundation, Mr Aduhene Emmanuel expressed that after hearing the demise of the founder of the Dodowa Potters Village home, he felt the need to collaborate with Association of Students of Social Work and other stakeholders to give to these children so as to empower them and give them hope to sail through this journey of life.

Precious Letchaw, from San Diego University in the United state, expressed her readiness to embark on humanitarian works and from her point of view, she’s been told that vulnerability in Ghana is rapid and therefore decided to visit Ghana to witness it. As a community organiser and an advocate for vulnerable individuals, she feels that there’s the need to raise awareness of the rights of vulnerable people inorder to champion them unleash their potentials.

Lady pastor Nana Adu Owusu, said that the centre over the years has been able to provide education to its members from basic to Tertiary.

The impact of this collaborative effort is expected to be far-reaching, positively influencing the lives of the residents at both locations. ASSOW and the Atentenbenhene Foundation express their gratitude to everyone involved in making this donation possible, acknowledging the collective commitment to social welfare.

The collaboration between ASSOW and Atentenbenhene Foundation Ghana exemplifies the power of partnerships in making a tangible difference in communities. This donation not only provides immediate relief but also contributes to the sustainable development of the Accra Rehabilitation Center and Dodowa Potters Village. The associations remain dedicated to future initiatives that promote social well-being and community empowerment.