The 1994 Calendar year Team of Wesley Girls’ Superior Faculty (Wey Gey Hey) have done a big renovation of a ward at the Ankaful Psychiatric Healthcare facility (Forster Ward) found in Cape Coastline.
This project was sponsored by mobilized monies gained from fundraising things to do they undertook.
They did this as part of attempts to draw much more consideration to the menace of psychological wellness ailment and to relieve the load of people residing with this disease.
In her official tackle, the President of the Wey Gey Hey 1994 12 months Team, Commander Naa Ayeley Akwei-Aryee, mentioned undertaking this enterprise also shaped component of the group’s functions to rejoice the group’s 25th anniversary of finishing superior college.
“We the 1994 graduating course of Wesley Girls’ Significant School determined to give back to the wider neighborhood that nurtured and contributed to our formative a long time. Just after brainstorming on what to do, we settled on this challenge. It is a final decision we have not regretted and we derived so considerably pleasure from undertaking it,” she stated.
She further more stated that the 1994 12 months Group thought of it significant that girls living with psychological ailment are treated with dignity and furnished with a cleanse healthy natural environment to recover.
With the help of the Old Girls’ Affiliation (OGA) of Wesley Girls’ Superior School, the group established out to be the modify they sought to see in culture.
Reps of the Wey Gey Hey 1994 Calendar year Team have been on the premises of the newly renovated and refurbished ward on Saturday, 23rd May to officially hand over the facility to the Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Healthcare facility, Dr. Kwadwo Obeng Marfo and his administration group.
Immediately after renovation
The occasion arrived off though observing extremely rigid social distancing with a minimal number of attendees and staff.
The team also donated some aid items to the hospital to help the the treatment of the individuals.
On her component, Mrs Cynthia Darko Acquaye, who led the fundraising attempts and presided about the execution of the challenge included that the final dream of their outfit after observing the abject ailments at the facility was to bring it up to the regular of an extremely-modern facility.
She talked about that the finished repairs covered the entire ward including the alternative of the aged asbestos roofing sheets which occupied approximately 2000m to aluminium long span, the renovation of all 5 wards, procedure area, in charge’s office, nurses changing location, the eating location, an outside summer season hut, including the provision of new electrical fittings, refurbishment of terrazzo floors, new ceilings, new doors and windows, new beds and beddings, repainting and a lot additional.
This was to supply a befitting therapeutic ecosystem that would sustain the dignity of all people.
On behalf of the administrative crew, Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Healthcare facility, Dr. Kwadwo Obeng Marfo expressed their huge gratitude to the staff for these kinds of an remarkable demonstration of enjoy.
“This is the most substantial renovation that has ever been completed at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital listed here in Cape Coast. We thank the Wesley Girls’ High School 1994 Calendar year Team for this undertaking. The degree of function completed has been unprecedented and the influence it is heading to have on the people here is remarkable. I am only hoping that other inclined groups, folks, and organisations will also come to our aid to enable us to satisfy other urgent requires,” Dr. Kwadwo Obeng Marfo stated in an interview.
The handing more than ceremony coincides with the Earth Mental Wellness Awareness Week from Could 18th to 24th which is celebrated by the Psychological Health Basis. The topic this 12 months is ‘Kindness’.
The Ankaful Psychiatric Medical center was constructed in 1965. Forster Ward, which is a ward for girls with mental health complications.
Above the yrs, the facility has not been revamped considering the fact that the Presidency of the late Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Nkrumah’s eyesight at the time was to build an extremely-contemporary wellness facility with a campus design and style of a total township.