PADUA 1988, 2000 year groups refurbish alma mater
The 1988, 2000 year groups and the Diaspora of Ebenezer Senior High School (PADUA), on Friday handed over renovated two-unit classroom and a 12-unit washroom to its alma mater at Dansoman.
The refurbished classrooms had new paintings, desks, doors, lights and lockers which will enhance teaching and learning.
The President of PADUA 2000, Mr Samuel Amoah, who did the presentation on behalf of his year group, said the group both home and abroad, saw the need to give back to the school.
Mr Dominic Andoh, President of the 1988 group said the gesture was important and timely for the school.
“Looking at the structure of the block, the year batch thought it wise as old students to collectively renovate these blocks which have been in a deplorable state and posed danger to the students,” he said.
Mr Amoah said the school had enormous challenges and one that touched the group was the poor state of the classrooms which was not conducive for teaching and learning.
“We bought into the idea of adopting a classroom to refurbish for the school and we believe that this kind gesture will promote effective teaching, learning and also promote a serene environment for the students to learn uninterruptedly,” he said.
The PADUA 2000 president mentioned that even though the association came into existence in 2021, they had been able to come to the aid of the school and moving forward, “we are committed to contributing more to the development of the school.”
“During our last visit to the school, the Information Community Technology (ICT) Laboratory lacked servers to improve ICT training, the Home Economics department lacked refrigerators, stoves to store items and we don’t have an ultra-modern Science Laboratory which has been a challenge for the Science students. Also the administration block and library are all not in the best conditions,” he added.
The outspoken president advised the students to be studious, disciplined and ensure punctuality as their hallmark, adding that they can attain higher heights and emulate same if they ensure to go through the school, and not the other way round, pleading with other year groups to come to the aid of the school.
The school was also presented with a Chess Board game by the 2000 Year Group to enhance sports and sharpen their minds.
The Assistant Headmaster, in-charge of Academics of the school, Mr Pious Yaw Osei, said students could comfortably sit in a good environment to have their lessons without interruption.
Mr Osei also called on other Paduan Alumni to help renovate the remaining classroom to complete their 18-unit block, the abandoned visual art block which was started by the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) and the seven-unit classrooms left to rot by the contractor and the girls’ dormitory.
He assured the year groups of good maintenance culture and also used the platform to unveil the school’s new core values, vision and mission.
BY LINUS SIAW NARTEY