It was a humbling experience at the Dzorwulu Special School on Tuesday when the champions of the 2012 Milo Junior Ball Championship, Garrison Basic School, made a groundbreaking donation to the mentally retarded school.
The historic move by the Burma-camp –based school was to inculcate into the children the art of sharing by showing care and affection.
It was in that light that they opted to share their winning package with those on the breadline in society.
The short but impressive ceremony brought together the children with disabilities and their teachers as well as players and officials of the Garrison Basic School.
Established some 82 years ago by the Society of Friends of Mentally Handicapped Children, the Dzorwulu Special School, continue to train people with disabilities such as autism, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy and Down syndrome amongst others to acquire skills that will make them functional and independent.
In his key note address, a teacher of the school Osam Sarsah Kwame, who stood in for the headmistress, Mrs. Veronica Sackey, commended the initiative of Garrison Basic School for identifying the school as the recipient of their noble gesture and urged them to strive higher in their academic work.
He also said the items which included 4 Cartoons of Milo RTD, 4 boxes of Milo 20g, 4 cartoons of Ideal Milk 410g and 4 boxes of Ideal Powder plus 200 Ghana Cedis Cash will go a long way enhance effective learning, increase their nutritional value and improve on their health condition.
An emotionally charged Chief Executive Officer of Rite Multimedia, Yaw Sakyi Afari, promised to live up to the company’s billing by providing support and also get closer to the school authorities to help foster a strong union between the two parties.
On his part, the captain of the Garrison Basic School, Desmond Billah said the donation was part of their effort in contributing their quota- no matter how small or big it was to the development and well-being of the needy in society and charged the children to continuously pray and support them to retain their title next year.
The children looked enthusiastic, healthy and excited as they displayed some amazing skills in an exhibition show after they were taken through some of the drills and techniques of the game.
Garrison Basic put up a vintage performance to win the competition for the first time in their history after they edged past the little Zebras of Mfantsipim