Visually impaired woman breaks barriers; builds school for community

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A visually impaired Senior State Attorney has braced all odds to build a 12- unit classroom block for the people of Kasoa-Domeabra in the Central Region.

Evelyn Appiah, 51, a teacher said on Adom FM’s morning show ‘Dwaso Nsem’, Wednesday that the gesture was to give back to the community.

The native of Larteh said she took loans to build the school which is at the ground floor.

Speaking of her challenges, she said a borehole she constructed in the school has been destroyed whilst a Polytank that serves as water for the school has been stolen.

“I am a teacher by profession and instead of just sitting idle, I decided to build a school which is not in my community but in Kasoa. I chose that project because I am a teacher by profession and won’t allow my talent to go waste,” she said.

She added that she trusts managers of the school which is currently at the primary level.

She revealed how she did not allow her current impairment to discourage her from contributing positively to society by building a school in a farming community.

The former student of the Akropong School for the Blind and then Presbyterian Training College appealed to authorities to help her with a bus for the school which provides all inclusive education.

Evelyn Appiah attended University of Ghana, Legon where she graduated with a Degree at the Faculty of Law. She was called to the bar in 2008 and has since been working at the Attorney General’s Department.

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