Life-Line For Street Children

The Remar Rehabilitation Centre, the non-governmental organisation which rehabilitates street children and drug addicts, has opened a basic school at Gyankrom, a suburb of Nsawam, in the Eastern Region.

The school known as “Remar Shalom Education Centre” would serve the inmates of the rehabilitation centre, their families and the community.

Speaking at the inauguration of the four-unit classroom block, Mrs. Angela Leibel, the Deputy Managing Director of Bayport Financial Services, commended Remar for the gesture since it would help children in the area to have access to education.

She called on individuals and other organisations to go to the aid of the centre to enable it put a senior high and technical school in the area.

“I wish a technical school could be built, to help our children to acquire the necessary skills, and be self employed and sustainable,” she stated.

Mr. Emmanuel K. Anyane, who represented the Nsawam Municipal Education Director, lauded the centre for establishing the school, and entreated children who enter it to learn very hard and grow into responsible adults in future.

Aside, the headteacher Mr. Daniel Mesigah, said the school has 10 teachers, with 150 pupils, of whom 50 are inmates of the centre.

Mr Mesigah appealed for a junior high school block to complement the primary section.

The Remar Centre has been in Ghana since 1994, and its objective is the rehabilitation of drug addicts, alcoholics, street children and assistance to the marginalised in the society. By Ernestina A. Boateng       

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