Atta-Mills Institute donates to YOA Disability in honour of late Mills
As part of activities marking the 2nd anniversary of the Atta-Mills Institute and the birthday of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills, CEO, Koku Anyidoho and his team have donated assorted items to the YOA Disability Centre, Dansoman.
The Institute says the donation forms part of their way of remembering the legacy of late Prof. Atta-Mills.
CEO Mr. Anyidoho said the late Atta-Mills was someone who donated to the needy on his birthday when he was alive, and as an institution preserving his legacy, they have decided to maintain this act of kindness.
He indicated that the Institute was led by the spirit to come to YOA just like they went to Frafraha Home in 2020.
He said YOA is a centre caring for children with cerebral palsy, and as someone who has followed and read about them, he was happy to support their work.
To him, it is challenging caring for children with cerebral palsy, and anyone or institution that cares for them must be supported.
Mr. Anyidoho assured the public that they would continue to support the needy especially, on July 21.
He was optimistic this would give the late Mills some joy in his grave.
He explained civic education, public policy, and advocacy are the core mandate of the Institute, and that is something they would continue to do to help shape public policy.
Benedicta Oduro, the facilitator of YOA described the day as a great one for the children and staff of the facility.
She was grateful AMI chose them out of the several homes we have in the country, adding, it was a great honour, and we are blessed to receive them today.
She noted that what to eat today was a challenge, hence the food items brought to them was a relief.
The facilitator asked others to emulate what the Institute has done.
She said they need more support since the foundation only depends on charity donations like this to survive.
They cater for both the children and the mothers.
She was worried children with cerebral palsy are discriminated against and not offered opportunities.
The items donated to YOA were toiletries, assorted drinks, bags of rice, diapers, bags of sugar, several boxes of Indomie instant noodles, detergents, washing soaps among others.