Opportunity International Savings and Loans (OISL) Health Walk and donation to the Akropong School for the blind, has been scheduled for Saturday, June 1, at Ayi Mensah, near Aburi in the Eastern Region.
The exercise is aimed at encouraging staff to regularly exercise for a healthy living.
It would see staff of OISL spending the rest of the day with Students and staff of the Akropong School for the Blind in line with their corporate social responsibility.
According to Management of OISL, the annual staff welfare day which had a focus on Persons with Disability, would have a 5 kilometer health walk starting from Ayi Mensah to Peduase in the Eastern Region.
A release copied to GNA Sports said, the northern sector branches of the institution would have its annual Welfare Health Walk on the June 8, through some principal streets of Kumasi and end at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Mr. Kwame Owusu-Boateng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OISL, said aside the aim of encouraging a healthy life style in its staff, they also want to increase awareness and understanding of disability issues and offer staff of OISL the opportunity to interact with Persons with Disability (PWDs) noting that “disability is not inability”.
The release noted that the climaxing of the celebration of the day would see OISL inaugurating a urinal built for the school and also donating of food items as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, with plans to fix about 50 of the braille typewriters for the school to enhance an effective teaching and learning on the campus.
Mr. Isaac Amanor Sackey, Chairman of the Staff Welfare Committee, said staff from all branches who would be part of the celebration and would spend time and interact with the students on the campus.
This he said was to provide students with a level of appreciation of themselves as they interact with the staff who are planned to also offer useful professional and social experiences to them.
“This is also an opportunity to enable them not to focus on their disabilities but overcome it with hope in their abilities in becoming more responsible citizens”.
Opportunity International, which has been in collaboration with the Ghana Federation for Disability Organizations over the past six years supporting them in diverse ways to enable them enjoy meaningful lives, is the only financial institution that has a dedicated loan product specifically tailored for people with disability.
To date, over 900 PWDs have benefited from the company’s concessional loan dubbed ‘empowerment loan’ across the country.