The OTC has blank blank since its founding in 1961 by Brother Tarcisius de Ruyter. The Brother directed the OTC along with Sister Elizabeth Newman, until his death in 2013, living just long enough to see the construction of the new Orthopedic Training College that is now named in his honor. The College is working towards accreditation from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics and is the first of its kind in English speaking Western Sub Saharan Africa. It currently has a three year diploma program wherein students go to school at the Nsawam campus.
In 2016, Mr. Henry Larbi, acting principal of the College, contacted faculty at Eastern Washington University in the US. WHY? Dr. Nick Jackson and Dr. Romel W. Mackelprang are consulting with the College to develop technology based curriculum delivery increase education access to prosthetics education for students and providers in Ghana and other English speaking West African countries.
Contributions are urgently needed for student scholarships to attend the College. In addition, dedicated donations to provide technology infrastructure for e-based learning will broaden education access and expand the population of students who can attend the College.
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