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Church Donates to Young Disabled Ghanaians in Echoing Hills Village

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ghana donated various necessities to Echoing Hills Village in Madina-Ogbojo, Accra, a non-profit residential care facility for young Ghanaians with disabilities.

The donation – 40 latex foam mattresses, two tanks, plastic chairs, book shelves, large dining tables and plastic chairs – will aid the facility in providing occupational skills training to its 52 young residents and help reintegrate them into the community.

Reverend Lawrence Lamina, director of Echoing Hills Village-Ghana, expressed his gratitude to Latter-day Saints at the donation ceremony for “the invaluable support and prayers which put smiles on the faces of our disadvantaged children in society.”

Several local dignitaries attended the presentation to share the joy and affirm their support for the disabled in society. They included Municipal Chief Executive Franklin Anku; Social Welfare Directors, Ebenezer Nunno and Love Amoabeng Koransah; and Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit Inspectors, Bright Atsu Feglo and Georgina Sabi.

Elder Dago Klein and Sister Annette Klein, missionaries and area welfare specialists for the Church, have been instrumental in coordinating this donation as well as many other humanitarian projects throughout West Africa for the past two years.

“We will be forever indebted to the Africans for allowing us to be in their countries as we have served them and they have served us,” Elder Klein said. “They have given us a different perspective on the things that are important to find happiness in life. We have seen the good that has been accomplished through relieving suffering and assisting the West Africans to be more self-reliant.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also recently donated learning materials to the students of the Urban Poor Child Organization in Accra. Other humanitarian projects in Ghana, orchestrated by the Church, include neonatal resuscitation training in Accra, wheelchair distribution in Nsawam, audiology training at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, vision treatment at the Komfe Anokye Teaching Hospital and clean water development in the Greater Accra area.

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