Dominase  D/A Basic School gets new toilet facility

As part of efforts to improve upon sanitary conditions in the country, the Ghana Chapter of the Viola Ford Fletcher  Foundation (VFFF) has constructed and handed over a modern toilet facility to the Dominase D/A Basic School in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

The NGO also donated more than 100 bags of sanitary items and some educational materials to pupils of the school.

At a ceremony to hand over the facility to the school authorities, King of the Igbo Community in Ghana, Eze ChukwudiJudeIhenetu, who led the delegation for the philanthropic act Said it behooves every institution to help support vulnerable children and contribute towards the development of any area in need of basic facilities.

He stated that investing in the education of children was very necessary as quality education opens doors for greater opportunities.

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While pushing for more children to get into school, he also stressed the need for making it possible for pupils and students to have a conducive environment to study.

According to him, studying under unfavourable conditions greatly affects the performance of children “and this is why the foundation continues to embark on  initiatives like this. A child must not miss school due to the lack of toilet facility or because she does not have a sanitary pad. Let us all come together and break the cycle of poverty.”

Eze Ihenetu also mentioned that one of the core values of the Foundation was to provide convenience to people, stressing that promoting proper hygiene is among the topmost priorities of the VFFF.

A school, he said should never be the place children contract diseases, therefore basic facilities such as washrooms must be present in all schools to prevent pupils from practicing open defecation and exposing themselves to harmful bacteria.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa East, Desmond De-Graft who graced the occassion expressed profound gratitude to the VFFF for the gesture and urged the school authorities to maintain the facility well.

He also called on individuals and  Corporate Ghana to emulate the good steps of the VFFF.

“We are grateful for this show of love to the school, pupils and Dominase community at large. We promise to make sure this new sanitary facility is maintained properly,” he added.

The Deputy Director of Education, Potsin, Nicholas Bediako Ashimah on his part also thanked the Foundation and reiterated that indeed, access to decent washrooms for pupils and teachers must never be a problem in this era.

He also assured that the facility will be well kept while education on the relevance of ending open defecation will be promoted in the area.


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