President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah has presented a FRINDO Soccer board to the Bishop Bowers School in Accra.
The gesture was in fulfillment of a pledge he made last month at the launch of the Frindo Soccer Board game, where he bought the first board for GH¢5,000 to be presented to the school.
The game, invented by retired Ghanaian mathematics tutor, J.Y Frimpong, provides a platform where soccer can be played on a board with a dice.
Speaking at the presentation, the GOC boss whose children are pupils of the school said, he wanted to contribute to the improvement of sports infrastructure at the school.
“I think that Frindo is a good game for the children as it serves as an avenue to play and learn at the same time,” he stated.
He encouraged other schools to purchase the board which can expose children to an environment that allows them to play and acquire knowledge at the same time.
The inventor, Mr Frimpong added that, he was pleased that Bishop Bowers have become the first school to have a board.
“This game involves some calculations and the use of the mind which goes a long way to develop the smartness of children and all schools across the country must have one,” he stressed.
After the Easter break, he said, they would begin distribution of the boards, targeting very remote places of the country where students lack such playing and learning tools.
Headmistress of the school, Sister Mercy Benson, expressed appreciation to Mr Nunoo Mensah and the Frindo team for the presentation.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE