- A young student in Ghana has received a wheelchair and a cash donation
- Born disabled, his father abandoned his mother after she gave birth to another disabled child
- The beneficiary of Free SHS received the free wheelchair and cash donation at the 68th speech and prize-giving day of Opoku Ware School on March 7
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
A young Form One student at Opoku Ware School (OWASS) in Ghana, born disabled, whose father abandoned his mother after she gave birth to another disabled child, has received a wheelchair and a monetary donation of almost R3 000.
Identified only as Kwasi for the purpose of this article, he completed junior high school with aggregate 8 in the 2019 BECE and was placed in his first-choice school, OWASS.
His mother is a tomato seller at Aburaso in the Atwima Kwanwoma District, Ashanti Region and has been struggling to raise her kids by herself.
Unlike his father, Kwasi’s best friend has not abandoned him.
READ ALSO: Gardee quits as MP: Rants about living conditions, low salary
Kwasi's friend, who gained admission together with him to OWASS, has been wheeling him around for many years.
He continues to wheel him dutifully on campus and on 7 March, he did the honours of wheeling him down the red carpet to meet President Akufo-Addo at 68th anniversary speech day of OWASS.
The young man received the cash donation and wheelchair from a Samaritan in the US who donated a new wheelchair and a cash amount to the boy when he heard his story.
His mother could not hold back her tears and every single person was moved.
MC for the programme, Kwabena Adade, shared the story of the young physically challenged teenager on Facebook.
''I had to struggle to keep my voice even as I narrated the boy's story,'' he said in the post.
Read the full narrative shared on social media by Kwabena Adade:
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!