The Counselling Unit of Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has presented some assistive devices to scholars with impairments to assist them in their academic works and their activities on Campus in general.
The devices presented included; white boards, Zimmer frame (Alfa-Med.Kdua), wheelchair, medicated glasses, hearing aids, prosthesis-OTC, scooter battery, electric scooter and protective wears.
The Phase II of the Scholars Program at KNUST seeks to train 1,500 transformational and ethical leaders consisting of 70% females and 30% males within the next ten years. Out of the total percentage, 10% would be persons with disability.
Currently, the MCFSP at KNUST has nineteen (19) scholars; 13 males and 6 females living with various forms of disability. These scholars have impairments such as multiple sclerosis, hearing, visual, speech, mobility, and physical.
Speaking at the short ceremony, Ms. Afia Ampomah Awuah, the Program Manager of MCFSP at KNUST said that the Scholars Program prioritises the welfare of all scholars and that the presentation of the devices forms part of the commitment of Management of the Scholars Program at KNUST to ensure that, scholars especially those living with some impairments live in comfort so that they can perform better academically.
Ms. Ampomah Awuah assured them that, the Scholars Program at KNUST is committed to support and help them overcome their challenges in their training to becoming ethical and transformative leaders in their respective communities.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Stephen Jantuah, Chief Counsellor of MCFSP at KNUST presented the devices to the scholars.
Scholar Bright Frimpong Antwi on behalf of his colleagues, appreciated the Scholars Program at KNUST for the support offered them and promised that they will put the received devices into good use.