Posted by Michael Henstra on Mar 23, 2018
 
 
free tour for Dzorwulu Special School
 
 
 
President Elect Amina Hajia Sammo
 
On Saturday, 17th February, 2018, three of our members in Accra, Ghana, President Elect Amina Hajia Sammo, Richard “One Dollar” Nii Commey Otoo and Seth Kwame Acheampong, along with Lionize Tourism Consult, a tourism company with interest in Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in collaboration with Tour Guides Association of Ghana organized its second Annual Disability Tour for Dzorwulu Special School.

The tour is to educate and entertain Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) with the call for greater attention for persons with disability. There were 25 students and four teachers from the Dzorwulu Special School.

 
The first stop of the tour was at Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum where the children were taken around the Mausoleum and educated about the first president of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.  The Mausoleum houses the mortal remains of Ghana's first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife, Fathia Nkrumah.
 
The tour continue to Independence Square where the children and the teachers had a photo shoot in front of the Independence Arch.

The students last stop of the tour was the Osu Castle or Fort Christiansborg, formerly the seat of government. They were taken around the castle by Madam Matilda, the tour guide and had the opportunity to know the history of the castle.
 
     (L-R)  Richard, Amina, Seth
In an interview with Mr. Lawrence Ogyampka, a teacher of Dzorwulu Special School said "they are happy for these children being taken out because people under rate them, and think their naive and they don't know anything". He said the children are very intelligent and everything you teach them, they always put it in practice.
 
Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong, a Rotarian from Rotary E-Club of One World, who are the main sponsor of the tour also said "people see these kids as outcast, as people you can do anything with them, but you can see the way their merry making, their happy and this is what society needs to do for these ones". For him making these students feel part of the society is something dear to his heart.
 
The president of Tour Guides Association of Ghana Mr. Awuku Yirenkyi said, the idea of teaming up with Lionize Tourism Consult was to celebrates with these students who are intellectual challenged and to let them know that they are not left out when it comes to tourism.
 
He explained further that, tourism is not for people who are intellectual sound and can walk and visit other places of interest but is for everybody to enjoy tourism sites.
 
The founder of Lionize Tourism Consult, Joseph Asameni Obiri in a previous interview with ghanabusinessnews.com, said the aim of organizing such tours was to "encourage, integrate and promote PWDs into domestic tourism in Ghana."
 
He said his organization's is ready to make tourism in Ghana friendly for persons with disabilities.
 
 
 
 
Lionize Tourism Consult, in collaboration with Tour Guides Association of Ghana,
organized its second Annual Disability Tour for Dzorwulu Special School.
 
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