In a small village nestled amidst the vast savannah of Northern Ghana, a young boy named Mohammed Yakubu had always been known for his bright eyes and brilliant mind. At the Bagabaga Demonstration School Complex, his thirst for knowledge was unquenchable, and his passion for learning knew no bounds. However, as time passed, a cloud of concern loomed over his education – his vision was failing him.

At this age, Mohammed’s struggle with his deteriorating eyesight became apparent. Squinting to read the words on the chalkboard or deciphering the texts in his books became increasingly challenging. As the days went by, he found it difficult to keep up with his classmates, and his once vibrant enthusiasm began to wane.

Recognizing the urgent need for assistance, the Northern Regional Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service stepped in to help Mohammed. They collaborated with CALID (Center for Active Learning and Integrated Development), a non-governmental organization dedicated to supporting PWDs. Their combined efforts were geared towards ensuring Mohammed received the necessary aid to continue his education and fulfill his potential.

The first step was to provide Mohammed with reading glasses. As CALID fitted him with his new spectacles, a spark reignited in the young boy’s eyes. The world around him became clearer, and he could once again gaze at the horizon of possibilities that education had to offer. With a renewed sense of hope and determination, Mohammed felt ready to conquer any obstacles in his path.

Despite the positive change, the reality remained that Mohammed’s vision was still in decline. The Bagabaga Demonstration School Complex acknowledged his brilliance but realized that their resources might not be enough to cater adequately to his needs. It was then that the collaborative effort of the GES and CALID extended further, encouraging Mohammed’s relatives to consider sending him to the Wa School for the Blind.

Though apprehensive about the idea of leaving his familiar surroundings and loved ones behind, Mohammed parents will one day understand the importance of this opportunity. The Wa School for the Blind is renowned for its inclusive and supportive environment, tailored to empower students like him to thrive. It offered specialized education, adaptive tools, and a community of peers who could relate to his experiences.

His journey will stand as a testament to the transformative impact of organizations like CALID and the commitment of the Ghana Education Service to create an enabling environment for all students. Mohammed’s story will become a beacon of hope, encouraging others to embrace their challenges and embrace a future full of promise and opportunity.