A group of students from the University of Ghana Chapter of ENACTUS are up for a GHs10,000 grant to actualize a mental health project in the upcoming 2015 Community Service Awards.
The project will see the Occupational Therapy Centre of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital renovated with treated patients trained in various vocations including bead-making.
The centre is currently in a deplorable state and has been nonoperational for several years although it was established to assess and treat to develop, recover and maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder.
Community Service Awards is an initiative of Osei-Kusi Foundation with support from Selfless4Africa (S4A).
It is aimed at cultivating a spirit of volunteerism and community service among young people who will present their project ideas to a panel of 7 distinguished judges and awarded a grant of GH₵ 10,000 to implement the community project at the Grand Finale.
ENACTUS’ project idea will be pitched against those of 5 other teams from Radford University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast and Catholic University College.
The awards event comes off on Friday, 19th June 2015 at the British Council in Accra.
By: Jonas Nyabor/Ghana Health Nest