Cape Coast, Mar.05, GNA - The ArtRight Foundation, a charity wing of Global Arts has donated assorted Art works and items to the children’s ward of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) to hasten the healing of the sick.
The donation formed part of the Foundation's social responsibility to use artistic work to foster the development of children in Ghana and beyond to further nurture the talent in them for national growth.
It was consequently motivated to donate the items to support the healing process of the sick and hospitalized people especially the including vulnerable children.
Donating the items, Mr. Michael Asiedu-Addo, the Director of ArtRight, said art therapy was a technique tool, rooted in the idea that creative expression could aid healing and the mental wellbeing of the sick and the physically challenged.
He further explained that research has shown that creating artwork could reduce stress and promote relaxation in people who have been hospitalized or homebound due to illness.
It was therefore the vision of the Foundation to promote artworks among people of all ages, particularly children.
Two sibling Phebe-Fifine Asiedu-Addo, a 12 old JHS 1 and Lois-Annaliza Asiedu-Addo, 13 and a JHS 2 student who jointly did the artworks, said they were created to help explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress and work on one's social skills.
They revealed that it also a form of communication between people, to focus on common issues for the betterment of humankind.
“We hope it will help traumatized or emotionally down people who view them get healed quickly, or save them from harming themselves”, they stated.
“They will also aid in spreading the message of inspiration for the beneficiaries to achieve great things in life, Lois-Annaliza added.
Mr. John Akowuah, the in-charge Nursing Officer of the Children’s ward who received the donation on behalf of the department expressed gratitude to the ArtRight Foundation for the kind gesture.
”Healing is not only about medication, but artwork also help in the process too”, he noted.