ANOPA Project attends Holistic Development Programme for Visually Impaired Children-HODVIC by Visio
HODVIC is a holistic development programme aimed at contributing positively to the overall development of visually impaired children in Ghana under the auspices of Visio International an NGO headquartered in the Netherlands and also working in Ghana. As an incoming partner, ANOPA Project was invited to be part of its 7th Stakeholder meeting held on the 28th of February, 2023 at the Mensvic Grand Hotel, Accra. In attendance were Mr. Jeremiah Badu Shayer the convener and the Country Director for Visio International and Jan Till a representative from Visio International in the Netherlands.
Some of the Stakeholders and Partners present on the day included the Director of Presbyterian Health Service, Director Special Education Division, Ag. Director of the Department of Children, Executive Director of the Ghana Blind Union, Head of Department EVI University of Education Winneba, Headmaster of the Cape Coast School for the Deaf and Blind among others. The ANOPA Project was represented by the Executive Director Mr. Ernest Appiah and Ms. Elsina Akweley Annang, the Project Coordinator.
During the meeting the Baseline Team gave a presentation on their baseline study and research on blind children. The DoC also gave a presentation on their research findings on the overall circumstances and situation of blind children in Ghana after which the house engaged in a lengthy discussion on the research findings. The programme was highly successful and quite representative, touching on the plight of blind children in Ghana and how to provide adequate support for them.
The ANOPA Project is looking forward to signing an MoU with Visio International in order to become a partner in driving sustainable support and growth for visually impaired children in Ghana.