The daughters of the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo have build an ultra-modern autism facility in Accra to help in the care of autism in the country.
The building was put up and donated by My Sister’s Keeper Foundation, Ghana.
The three daughters namely Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Valerie Obaze, and Edwina Akufo-Addo run the foundation.
It could be recalled that in June 2017, the trio 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.
Well, they have live up to the mark as they did not abandon their words but have made valuable effort in our fight against the disorder.
During the fundraising event, 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 build a safer and happier Nation.
According to Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, it was indispensable for Ghanaians to be enlightened about ASD (Autism Developmental Disorder) to put a stop to the stigmatization that is usually associated with autism.
She added that in Ghana, people relate autism to witchcraft or juju and in the process, ostracize the affected persons instead of providing an enabling environment for them.
The new building located at Haatso in Accra is a 3-classroom facility with a sensory room and an administration center.