Teaching and learning in the Asorogobisi Community School in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region has received a major boost following the donation of books worth GH¢2,000 by a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Plant A Smile Foundation .
The books, including 100 story and textbooks and 500 exercise books were presented to the headmistress of the school, Mrs. Monica Adongo.
The NGO also presented 64 half pieces of cloth and assorted washing powders to the widows in the community, while two bags of rice and a gallon of cooking oil were given to the assembly members.
Presenting the items, the director of the foundation, Mr. Randolph Nana Kofi Densu, said the purpose of the donation was to help improve the living conditions of the people in the community, especially the widows.
He said his outfit was pleased to put smiles on the faces of people who found it difficult to access the basic necessities of life. The books, he said, were to encourage the children to take their education seriously by developing their interest in reading.
Mr. Densu said, the foundation drew inspiration from James 1: 27 in the Bible which says “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
He added that the foundation had plans of painting the school building and refurbishing the headmistress’ office.
Receiving the items on behalf of the community, the headmistress, Mrs. Adongo expressed the community’s gratitude to the foundation, adding that the donation was timely and would linger in the minds of the people especially the children for a very long time.
She urged the children to take good care of the books and to study hard to attain success in the future.
By Times Reporter