The Orthopedic Training Centre is located in Nsawam in Ghana about 40 km from Accra the capital city from Ghana. The Centre has three main departments:
The orthopedic workshop was set up in 1965 to manufacture the orthopedic appliances needed for the physically challenged of Ghana. Orthopedic shoes, shoe protheses, leg braces, artificial legs and arms, splints etc, are manufactured for the over 6000 patients seen yearly.
In 1965 a mobile orthopedic unit was initiated. The orthopedic services of the Centre were then extended to 39 contact stations throughout the country. These stations include hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centres, and mission stations and at times the clinic is held under a tree.
The home for the children opened in 1965 to provide facilities for those patients who are in need of extensive physio therapy and training. In 1974 a swimming pool was added for hydrotherapy. Many children have benefited from their stay at the centre. They not only learn to walk but are given the opportunity to attend school and to learn how to live in a community where respect is given to everyone regardless of tribe, social status, religion, family or economic background. For the children it is an opportunity not only to be rehabilitated but to meet many friends and have many experiences. It has always been the policy of the centre to create an atmosphere of peace, love and respect for one another. The children are given many opportunities to develop physically, emotionally and spriritually. The children come from all areas of Ghana as well as other countries. They come from va-rious levels of education as well as from different economic backgrounds. Here at the centre they are equal and they learn that we all deserve respect regardless of tribe, gender, religion or economic background.