A Ghanaian non-governmental organisation, Dsane Foundation, has donated educational materials to some basic schools in three regions of the country in collaboration with De Harlekijn and De Zevensprong — two basic schools in the Netherlands.
The schools are Rokai Memorial Academy in Teshie-Accra, Assin Adubiase Methodist Basic School in the Central Region and Kwahu-Mpraeso Presby Basic School in the Eastern Region.
The items which include furniture for teachers and pupils, computers, white boards, dustbins, plastic draws and bars and playing toys worth GH¢ 60, 000 were presented at separate events to the schools on Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
Nii Nmai Dsane, a native of Teshie living in the Netherlands, indicated that his desire to contribute to the development of the country was what motivated him and his wife, Lawrencia Dsane, to mobilise the items with support of friends and family.
He charged the teachers to ensure that the items are well-maintained and put to proper use. He said it is only by that that he and his collaborators would be encouraged to do more.
The Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku-Krowo Constituency, Dr Nii Okoe Boye, Municipal Chief Executive Naa Adjeley Twum-Gyamrah and Director of Education Mrs Gloria Naa Ahinee Clerk who attended the Teshie event all expressed their appreciation for the gesture and assured that they would supervise the proper use of the items at the school.
The District Chief Executive for Assin South, Derrick Owosu Ambrose, who also graced the Assin Adubiase Methodist Basic School event, acknowledged that the items would go a long way to help improve teaching and learning in the school. He called on all past students and well-to-do individuals who hail from the area to come and support the school, which will be celebrating its 111th anniversary this year.
At Mpraeso, the headmistress of the school, Madam Rebecca Anokye, described the donation of the computers as an answer to their prayer.
BY Melvin Tarlue