The Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF), one of the largest teacher unions in Canada, in collaboration with the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has donated a consignment of teaching and learning materials to the Damolgu Local Authority (L/A) Primary School in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.
The 2,500 dollar consignment, which is made up of reading books, packs of pencils, chalks, crayons, sharpeners, A4 paper packs , dusters, mathematical sets, and footballs, was to assist in improving the level of education in the school.
Similar items were distributed to other two deprived primary schools in Tamale and Berekum in the Northern and Brong-Ahafo Regions respectively to enhance teaching and learning.
Presenting the items, Mr. Joseph Jarrett, the leader of the CTF delegation, said the beneficiary schools were among six deprived primary schools in Ghana adopted by the CTF to benefit from the Federation’s assistance.
That, he said, was a result of a collaborative initiative between the CTF and GNAT towards improving teaching and learning in deprived areas of the country.
Receiving the items, Mr. Maxwell Bugre Yentomit, headteacher of Damolgu Primary School, said the school, which was established in 2011 with 45 pupils and one teacher, currently has a population of 234 pupils made up of 123 boys and 111 girls, with five teachers.
He thanked the donors for the support, but noted that the school continues to grapple with challenges such as inadequate classrooms and furniture to meet the increasing enrolment levels.
Mr. Thomas Baafi, Deputy General-Secretary of GNAT in-charge of Educational and Professional Development, expressed GNAT’s commitment towards promoting quality standards of teaching in the country, and was optimistic the collaboration with CTF would yield dividends in that regard.
From Ibrahim A.Mohammed, Damelgu