Nana Darkwa III supports educ in Patriensa

competition 2 Nana Osei Darkwa III, Chief of Patriensa, near Konongo and the President of the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC), has instituted an essay competition for the junior high schools in the community.

Under the competition to improve education in the community, the first three best students would be taken care of by the Nana Darkwa Educational Foundation.

According to Nana Darkwa, also the founder of the foundation, the first and second best students would have full three years’ senior high school sponsorship while the third best would enjoy a year’s backing.

The chief also announced the establishment of a Nana Darkwa Trophy Competition for the schools in the community, stressing that the school that would win the trophy for the third consecutive time would keep it for good cum a GH¢1, 000.00 package.

He was addressing primary and junior high schools children of Patriensa at an educational outreach programme.

Under the theme “Touching the Minds of Our Next Generation”, the programme was jointly organised by the Nana Darkwa Educational Foundation and Love Child Foundation, whose focus is on child protection and bringing out the best in them.

The programme was preceded by visitations to three schools by the Love Child Foundation, led by its founder, Comfort Agyeiwaah, who was a prefect at the Patriensa M/A Primary School,(one of the schools visited), to interact with the children.

Issues treated included career guidance and mentorship, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and importance of education.

The programme, designed to allow the children to ask questions and express their views on the topics, also saw best students from the schools taking home educational materials, such as a drawing board, mathematical set, exercise books, pens and pencils as awards, while books on social sciences as well as 1,000 exercise books were distributed among the schools.

The chief gave the assurance that by the close of this year (2016), the Patriensa Learning Centre, fully furnished with computers and internet, under the auspices of the Nana Darkwa Educational Foundation, would be ready for use.

Nana Darkwa also known as Dr. Osei Darkwa, told the children to be bold to look for people who can assist them in the face of difficulties, stressing “there is nothing that cannot be achieved in the world”.

“Rise up and brighten the corner where you are, there is nothing impossible in the world”, he told them.

Ms. Agyeiwaah advised the children to take their schooling serious and avoid the use of drugs and fornication which could lead them to end their education.

She asked the children, especially the females to stand firm and be strong in the face of hardships and not to give in easily to sex appeals, adding education is the only key to their future prosperity.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Patriensa

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