EPYC, Ghana Link donate to Miriam Preparatory School
Environmental Protection Youth Club (EPYC) in collaboration with Ghana Link Limited last Friday donated assorted items to the Miriam Preparatory School in Ahenbromu, a suburb of Nankese in the Suhum Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region.
The items worth GH¢15,000 included 60 boxes of rice, 100 pieces of mosquito bed nets and four bails of used clothes to help improve the lives of the pupils
It was funded by the International Children’s Fund (ICF).
The EPYC is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) set up to create environmental awareness and provide assistance to the less privileged in the Ghanaian rural communities.
Mr Kingsford Chartey Odonkor, the Director of EPYC, said such deprived schools in some Ghanaian communities needed attention and must be supported in order to impact on their lives.
Mr Odonkor pledged to renovate the school building to improve the learning environment to ensure quality education, and called on other NGO’s and philanthropists to help support the course.
He said the organisation would not focus on education projects alone, but would also partner the Forestry Commission, Ghana, to embark on a tree planting project to beautify the surroundings of the Nsakina River in Nsakina, a suburb of Ablekuma, in the Ga West Municipal Assembly and protect it from defecation and dumping of rubbish.
Mr Theophilus Cobblah, the Coordinator for the ICF said the organisation was mandated to reach needy communities and children across Africa to address their basic needs to complement the efforts of governments.
He disclosed that ICF over the years had assisted more than 1.5million children by funding and equipping other non-profitable agencies that serve children who were experiencing poverty, abuse and neglect in Africa.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Miriam Twumwaa Botwe Charnor expressed appreciation to the EPYC for the donation, and appealed to other philanthropic bodies to support the school to complement the government’s effort in making education accessible to deprived communities.
The Miriam Preparatory School in Ahenbromu, has a population of 100 pupils, aged one year to 12 years, with the class level from nursery to primary 6 and it is the only private school in the neighborhood.
It lacks proper classroom blocks, electricity, teaching and learning materials, canteen, library, and inadequate furniture, thus hindering effective learning among the pupils.
The school can only boast of sheds roofed with aluminum sheets which serve as their learning centre with a poor and unhygienic urinal and toilet facility.
FROM EVANGEL KELVIN AINOO, NANKESE