Monday, February 11, 2013

SRC visits School for the Deaf

For Atlantic FM Cape Coast Ghana - broadcast 11.2.2013

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration the University of Cape Coast Student Representative Council (SRC) visited the Cape Coast School for the Deaf over the weekend.

The SRC is focusing on social development as part of its anniversary, so a delegation of its
members went to the school on Saturday to donate goods.

The school has 429 hearing and visually impaired students and teaches primary through to technical
skills. Most of the students board at the school.

School headmistress Barbara Ennin said the majority of students come from poor families, and the
school is reliant on government funding as well as philanthropic donations.

SRC Project and Programmes committee chairman, D.J Sambah Francis said they chose the school
as they saw it as a very worthy cause.

“These people have a special need, they are disenfranchised in so many ways. They depend on
corporate institutions and corporate organisations to come to their aid.

“SRC as a stake holder in development have identified itself with Cape Deaf looking at where they
are situated and looking at some of the things they are disenfranchised from,” he said.

While handing over the goods to Miss Ennin, SRC president Boateng Enoch said many of the
UCCs deaf and visually impaired students were educated at the school, and thanked the school for
their development.

“You have been able to produce most of them, they are academically brilliant. I can recall
somebody being able to score a grade of ten.

We want to still urge you to keep growing them, the University of Cape Coast as well as other
universities in Ghana have facilities that can cater for them.”