A $130,000 Six-Unit Classroom Block Donated To Kojoman Community
The Maranatha Power Ministries International over the weekend dedicated a130,000 dollars fully furnished six-unit classroom block and state of the art workshop to Kojoman and Maranatha Vocational/Technical School in Ayibontey respectively, communities in Nsawam-Adoagyire Municipal District in the Eastern region.
The classroom blocks which is intended to address the educational needs of the community comprised of six class rooms with 12 modern classrooms, nine teaching and non-teaching stuffand a potable water.
The ultra-modern workshop to helpbooststudents practical skills hadtwo well setup kitchens, an electrical practical room, a cosmetology practical room, fashion and design practical room, a dining hall, dormitories that can accommodate 32 students, and two washrooms.
Speaking at the dedication, the Founder and General Overseer Maranatha Power Ministries International, Bishop Nobel Francis Afotey Odai said during his Missionary work in the communities two decades ago, he took notice of some needs of these communities which he took upon himself to help.
He disclosed that, while he was in the communities, he realized they had no school and few children walked miles to schools whilst the teenagers would be sitting under trees doing nothing.
This he said broughtabout the establishment of the schools and workshop with the help from a Donor, Dr Paula Marshall.
Bishop Odai noted that, the schools would give the children basic knowledge so they would grow to become responsible adults.
He urged all parents and neighboring communities to take their children to the schools since it was for free so they can acquire their basic educational skills.
“The schools are for free, you will not pay for anything while your children are in school, so do not let anything prevent you from bringing your children to the schools to give them a good foundation,” he said
The Bishop commended Dr Paula Marshall for her tremendous support to Ghanaian less privileged and needy communities.
The Chief of Ayibontey, Nii Ayibonte Okai, who was so grateful for the kind gesture said since the inception of the vocational school, teenage pregnancy has reduced in the community.
He stated the institution has given opportunity to their teenagers as they all want to gain some skills to better their future.
The Chief added that, the school has produced a number of students who were already in the senior high schools and performing great.
The Chief of Kojoma, NII Addotey Kojo kukudibi I commended Bishops Odai for establishing the school to meet the communities educational needs and to give the children a bright future.
He promised the donors that the school would be used for what it was meant for and they would make sure all children were educated in the communities.
BY CECILIA LAGBA