WEGEHEY ‘74 group launches foundation

WGHS-1The 1974 year group of the Wesley Girls High School (WGHS) over the weekend unveiled a foundation at the school’s 178th anniversary celebration to support the Cape Coast based school 40 years after completion.

The occasion which coincided with the prestigious school’s 15th Speech and Prize giving day was to support disadvantaged students as well as support the welfare of teachers and other staff members of the school.

The Vice President of the group Ms. Paulina Dzadzawa, who inaugarated the foundation, said part of the monies expected to be realised from the fund would be used to support maintenance and infrastructural development of the school and revealed that about GH¢60,000 had already been raised.

The occasion which was on the theme, “Striving to make ICT a tool for national development – the role of the stakeholder” was attended by students, parents, past students, the general public and other dignitaries including the Chief Justice Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood, a past student of the school herself.

Headmistress of the WGHS Mrs. Betty Dzokoto said the past students of the school remain pivotal to the development of the school.

“Our old girls continue to be the backbone of our school and I believe their continuous success in life is due to the fact that they sacrificially give towards a worthy cause to make the lives of others better.”

According to her, the gestures of the old students were a genuine one adding that some of the old students continue to give willingly to the school though “some do not have daughters who can be admitted here and yet they continue to give”.

The President of the 1974 year group Mrs. Esther Amba Numaba Cobbah, the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communications Africa Limited on her part said the school’s infrastructure has not kept pace with the growth of the school, making the continuous record of excellence even more commendable.

She said the old students have a role to play in contributing meaningfully to the progress of the school and the nation since they all value and appreciate the continuous success of the colonial school.

“Issues of integrity and accountability are recognised as critical for our nation’s future and I have no doubt that women especially products of WGHS will prove to be the models of integrity and ever ready to be accountable whether in public or private sectors,” she stated.

By Times Reporter   

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