Some pupils of the New Horizon Special School were over the weekend taken on mind-soothing tour initiated by Lionize Tourism Consult.
The tour dubbed ‘Intellectual Disability Tour’ saw the pupils taken to Golden Tulip Hotel-Accra, where they had breakfast with the owner, Paul Kavanagh, and taken around the facility by the human resource officer.
They were also taken to the Legon Botanical Gardens, where they engaged in a number of recreational activities
Chief Executive Officer of Lionize Tourism Consult Ohene Obiri lamented the neglect of special kids in the Ghanaian society.
“Often the nation doesn’t factor them in decision making so the Intellectual Disability Tour is designed to create awareness for people to see them as part of us,” he said.
He said those with autism tend to be intensely isolated and often bullied especially when found among normal students.
He called for a collective effort to help make special kids feel welcome.
Principal of New Horizon Special School Vanessa Adu-Akorsah was full of praise after the tour, calling for more of such programmes for the kids.
“We need more of such programmes for the children to feel part of society.”