Oditrease Get New Kindergarten

In order to educate children in deprived areas, a 65-year-old Japanese philanthropist and donor, Mr. Yasuo Baba in collaboration with Plan Ghana has established a three unit classroom kindergarten block for children in Oditrease in the Upper Manya Krobo District.

The GH¢129,000 facility whose construction started in December 2013 has a toilet block, water system, offices and recreational facilities which will serve 56 pre-school children yearly.

The Donor, Mr Yasuo Baba who spoke with The Ghanaian Times during the inauguration of the project explained that he was motivated to support the building of the facility because education is essential and is the greatest gift that one can give to a child.

‘Even though I admired educated people, I did not have the opportunity to be educated and therefore want to use what I have to help others educate their children so that they will grow to become knowledgeable and responsible adults’

Mr Yasuo urged the community members of Oditrease to take advantage of the opportunity given them and educate their children.

The Country Director for Plan Ghana, Mr Prem Shukla, for his part stated that most of the time, children in deprived areas in the country are disadvantaged when it comes to providing quality educational facilities to enhance learning.

‘Plan has therefore decided to target these children in deprived areas so that they will also benefit as far as education is concerned’.

He added that there need to focus on the marginalised adding that in order to produce an educated class of future generations, ‘there was the need to provide good learning materials, good tuition and most importantly a serene, comfortable, conducive and child friendly environment’.

The Country Director for Plan stated that Plan’s main goal was to ensure the development of children adding that it believes that a good academic environment facilitates the process and makes learning experience even more enjoyable.

The District Chief Executive for Upper Manya Krobo District, Mr. Joseph Tetteh Angmor thanked Plan Ghana and Mr. Yasuo for the facility and pledged the assembly’s commitment in the maintenance of the facility.

He urged the chiefs and people of the community to take advantage of the facility and enrol their awards in the school.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr Joseph Nartey hoped that the facility will encourage teachers to do their best to educate the children and therefore appealed to community members to make use of the facility and not to allow the facility to go waste.

From: Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu-Nyarko, Oditrease

 

 

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