St. Kizito SHS Honours American Peace Corps

core mandateThe Mepe St Kizito Senior High School in the North Tongu District has honoured an American Peace Corps, Ms Pamela Bortoletto, for her outstanding contribution to the development of the school.

The American who taught general knowledge in art at the school for three years mobilised resources to furnish the school’s science laboratory.

She also constructed an Art-space building for the Visual Art Department all at the cost of GH¢200,000.
Her contribution led the school and the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) to honour her at a durbar prior to her departure.

Ms Bortoletto thanked the school for the recognition and urged them to take good care of the facilities.
She described the chiefs and people of the area as wonderful people who made her feel at home adding “None of these achievements would have happened without their contribution.

Ms Bortoletto commended the US Embassy, Rotary Club of Tucson Arizon, USA and Rotary Club of Accra and the tutors who helped in one way or the other to ensure completion of the projects.

The Headmaster, Mr Anthony Kormla, said Ms Bortoletto’s contribution has greatly transformed the school.
He stated that four months into her first year she donated 300 assorted books to stock the library and also appealed to the US Embassy for laboratory equipment and later the furnishing of the science laboratory.

Mr Kormla used the occasion to appeal to the government for extra buildings for classrooms and workshop and administration block, vehicles staff accommodation, a kitchen and a dinning hall.

The US Peace Corps Representative, Joseph Darku, urged the students to take their lessons seriously if they want to make any impact in their community.

He urged them to eschew antisocial behaviours because there is nothing in violence. - Lawrence Akpalu, Mepe

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