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African church hosts Deaf Awareness Day


Ghanaweb in the West African capital of Accra, Ghana, reports:

A songbook at the Nsawam Road Church of Christ in Accra, Ghana (Photo by Erik Tryggestad)

Mr. Ebenezer A. Asamoah, National Administrator of Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD), has called on the government and benevolent institutions to establish more specialized educational institutions for the deaf.

Mr. Asamoah said this at the second edition of Deaf Awareness Day celebration organised by the Deaf Ministry of the Nsawam Road Church of Christ at the weekend in Accra.
The Awareness Day was on the theme; “Challenges Confronting the Deaf,” and sought to draw attention to the challenges, limitations and capabilities of persons with hearing impairment.

Mr. Asamoah commended the Church of Christ, especially the Nsawan Road branch, for the initiative to embrace the deaf community by establishing the Deaf Ministry.
He also lauded them for taking up the teaching of sign language in the church to enable both the deaf and hearing to interact during and after church service.
Mr. William Sam, coordinator for the over 200 Deaf Ministries of the Church of Christ nationwide, said the church had sponsored some deaf children to schools and other skills learning institutions.

Read the full story.
Bobby Ross and I visited the Nsawam Road church in 2009. The 1,200-member congregation is a powerhouse of African-led missions in the western part of the continent. See our feature on the congregation and its efforts to help establish a Christian university in Ghana.

A student at Makanisa School for the Deaf in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shows the sign for “I love you.” About 200 hearing-impaired children receive Christian education at the school. (Photo by Erik Tryggestad)

Churches of Christ across Africa play vital roles in serving their deaf communities. Read our recent profile of a school for the deaf in Ethiopia.

  • Feedback
    Beloved brother Ebenezer Asamoah,
    Great work!!!!!!!!
    Keep up the good work
    Mojima Etokudo
    May, 17 2012

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