The 1977 year group of West Africa Senior Secondary School Old Students Association (WASSOSA) yesterday inaugurated a kitchen project to assist in food quality and preservation in its alma mater in Accra.
The painted and fenced kitchen has been equipped with a dual power industrial corn-milling and vegetable grinding machines, and a dual power industrial bread dough mixer all at a cost of GH¢113,000.00.
In a brief remark, the Vice Chairman of the 1977 year group, Mr Erasmus Matin, said the peculiar thing about the year group was that although all the members were pensioners, they were still determined to contribute and give back to the school that had made them who they are today.
“We were not privileged in our days, especially those days when WASS lacked several facilities you enjoy yet take for granted today, the ‘rough’ life we experienced in our days has made us who we are today and current students should make the most in every stage of their lives,” he said.
Mr Matin encouraged the authorities of the school to ensure strong maintenance and discipline culture of the machines installed in the kitchen.
He further advised the students to take full advantage of the opportunity offered to them and not waste it, but maximise the advantage and make hay while the sun shines.
Mr Matin also called on other year groups of WASSOSA to make conscious efforts to contribute to the upgrade and development of WASS.
“I challenge all year groups to endeavour to have their names inscribed in the chronicles of WASS by contributing in a tangible manner to their alma mater as we have done today,” he stated.
The president of WASSOSA, Dr David Odoi, noted that when students became old students, they should think of things they could do for the school as classmates because that was the surest way to develop schools in the country.
On her part, the school’s headmistress, Mrs Shine Agatha Ofori, expressed her profound gratitude to the 1977 year group for their immense support and donations to the school during the times of need.
“This year group is one of the groups that have always responded massively to the needs of the school, whenever they ask us of our demands and we tell them, they see reason to support us and we want to say we are very grateful,” she said.
BY ANITA ANKRAH