Cynthia Akoos

Born: around 1990

Sponsor: N.N.


Cynthia comes from Kandiga and later from Bolgatanga, both in the Upper East Region of Ghana. She is born around 1990 and is intellectually disabled. Unfortunately her mother died in 2005 and then she moved with her brother to Bolga. Her brother is a nurse and therefore Cynthia was most of the time alone in the house or roaming in the streets. In a car accident she broke her right foot.

She could sit on the same place for a whole day without moving. Later her brother heard about PCC and brought her in 2012 to the Sheltered Workshop. Nowadays she has become a permanent resident of PCC.

Cynthia is now working in the workshop and sleeps in the girls’ dormitory. She works very accurately and fast but she has also episodes when she moves very slowly or just sits on her place without doing anything. Cynthia is always looking forward to a visit from her brother Cletus or a talk in her mother tongue Frafra with some of our workers from the Bolga area. She enjoys pool time on Friday as well as helping her caregiver and also dancing and singing, especially the traditional Frafra songs. When she is  happy she is laughing out loud. Cynthia enjoys contact with visitors to PCC and loves to be greeted with her name. In return she will often give you a beautiful smile.