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Accra Rehabilitation Centre

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Accra Rehabiilitaion Centre
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LocationBarnes Road, Greater Accra, Ghana
Hospital typeResidential Rehab for People with Disability

Accra Rehabilitation Centre is a vocational training rehabilitation centre for persons living with disability. It is located in the Adabraka district of Accra, directly across Barnes Road from the National Museum of Ghana. In the early years of the twenty-first century, people usually refer to it as ‘The Centre.[1] .’ The centre is home to about 49 trainees with 14 being female[2]. Altogether, there are 26 staff members that includes social workers, technical instructors and security personnel[2]. The centre runs vocational courses in visual art, leatherwork, masonry, carpentry, cosmetology, tailoring,needle work and rural craft[3] to provide the trianees with employable skills training to enable them live dignified lives.


The Accra Rehabilitation Centre was established in 1962, under the auspices of the Department of Social Welfare to train and empower all persons with disability to acquire employable skills[2]. The rehab centre is to train and empower all categories of disabilities from; from Visually impaired, hearing impaired, to the physically disabled.

Over the decades, numerous advocacy groups for the disabled have established headquarters in the compound – such as Ghana National Association of the Deaf, Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled, and an umbrella group called Ghana Federation of the Disabled behind which we find offices, a computer lab, a Braille press, workshops and a showroom for products, plus an income-generation venture in the form of a chalk-producing factory[1]. The Centre’s a chalk-making factory was set up by the Ghana Association of the Physically Disabled, to train them in chalk production and other vocational skills that will bring them income and sustain them for life[4]

Treatment programmes[edit]

At the Centre students are fed thrice daily and provided with the necessary materials for vocational training, all at no charge.[3]. Residential rehabilitation courses lasting about 3 months per term are offered at the Centre[1]. At the end of which the students will be tested by the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) and the successful ones can establish their own jobs[1]. The failures will continue with the courses until they become perfect in their fields[1] The ages of the trainees at the centre ranges from 18 to 35.

See also[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Linn Geurts, Kathryn. "On the Worlding of Accra's Rehabilitation Training Centre". somatosphere. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mensah, Lucy. "Accra Rehabilitation Centre cries for help". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dodoo, Karen. "Persons With Disability call for more job opportunities". Joy Business. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  4. "Beating life's challenges". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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