• Short Summary

    A JOINT VOLUNTARY ACTION COMMITTEE TO SEEK THE WELFARE OF PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED PEOPLE IN GHANA HAS BEEN CALLED FOR BY THE HEADMASTER OF THE WENCHI SECONDARY SCHOOL, THE REVEREND PETER HOWARD, REVEREND HOWARD MADE HIS PLEA AT THE FIFTH ANNUAL SPEECH AND PRIZE GIVING DAY OF THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AT MAMPONG-AKWAPIM.

  • Description

    A JOINT VOLUNTARY ACTION COMMITTEE TO SEEK THE WELFARE OF PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND DISABLED PEOPLE IN GHANA HAS BEEN CALLED FOR BY THE HEADMASTER OF THE WENCHI SECONDARY SCHOOL, THE REVEREND PETER HOWARD, REVEREND HOWARD MADE HIS PLEA AT THE FIFTH ANNUAL SPEECH AND PRIZE GIVING DAY OF THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AT MAMPONG-AKWAPIM.

    HE SAID IT WAS UNFORTUNATE THAT ORANISATIONS WHICH WERE CONCERNED WITH WELFARE OF THE HANDICAPPED WERE NOT WORKING TOGETHER. THE SCHOOL'S HEADMASTER, M. S. A. K. FIATSE, TOLD A CROWD OF ABOUT 200 PEOPLE THAT LAST YEAR NINE STUDENTS HAD GRADUATED FROM THE SCHOOL AND THREE OF THESE NOW HAD SOUND EMPLOYMENT IN ACCRA.

    AFTER THE OFFICIAL SPEECHES, THE QUEEN MOTHER OF AKWAPIM, NANA DOKUA THE SECOND, PRESENTED OUTSTANDING STUDENTS WITH PROFICIENCY PRIZES. THEN SOME OF THE STUDENTS PRESENTED A PLAY, CALLED "UNITY IS STRENGTH," WHICH TOLD OF THE EFFECTS OF FAMINE ON A VILLAGE. OTHER STUDENTS GAVE DANCING AND DRUMMING DISPLAYS, AND BOY STUDENTS GAVE A GYMNASTIC DEMONSTRATION.

    THE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1957 BY THE CHRISTIAN MISSION FOR DEAF AFRICANS. THE GOVERNMENT TOOK IT OVER IN 1962.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA959ZPKBDXSWKDS15RG2Z9P7NI
    Media URN:
    VLVA959ZPKBDXSWKDS15RG2Z9P7NI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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