Nana Adjei Kyeremah Foundation donates 70 dual desks to Nana Pa D/A Primary School
Pupils at the Nana Pa District Assembly (D/A) Primary School at Nana Pa, a town in the Atiwa East District of the Eastern region would heave a sigh of relief after the Nana Adjei Kyeremah Foundation, a Non-governmental organisation donated 70 dual desks to the school.
The pupils who were previously sharing a desk among three or four pupils, would now have more desks to ensure pupils’ comfort and enhance teaching and learning.
The Founder of Nana Adjei Foundation, Nana Adjei Kyerema, during the handing over of the desks to the school said the donation was made after the school management appealed to the foundation for help.
He indicated that the lack of adequate classroom desks for the pupils would have adverse effects on attendance, adding that most of the children would either have to share desks or bring their own chairs from home to use in the classrooms.
That, he said would make them uncomfortable and tired and would subsequently affect their studies in the long term.
“These pupils will one day have to compete with other children in the urban cities and internationally and we believe that they are able to learn effectively when logistics and needed infrastructure to facilitate their learning is made available for them and that is why we have done this donation,” he said.
Nana Kyerema explained that the Foundation placed premium on right educational foundation of the rural child at the basic level and hence was committed to ensuring that the rural child was supported to excel.
He called on stakeholders in the education sector, individuals and organisations in the country to also come to the aid of the school and help to impact their lives positively.
For his part, the Headmaster of the school, Osei Abrokwah thanked the founder of the Foundation for the kind gesture and stated that the school would ensure to put the desks to good use and maintain them.
He revealed that the school has a population of 222 pupils, adding that the 70 dual desks would take about 140 of the pupils out of the 222.
“Previously we had pupils sitting four on a desk and it made writing difficult for them and so we are grateful to the foundation and would keep them well.
Mr Abrokwah also revealed that the whole school had only one desktop computer which they used to teach ICT for the entire pupils’ population and also lacked reading books.
He therefore appealed to the Foundation and other stakeholders to come to the aid of the school.
The Chief of Nana Pa community, Barfour Akwei I said the school has several needs including lack of adeqyate desks,reading books,computers among many others.
He thanked the Foundation for the kind gesture.
From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu Agyeman, Koforidua
Nana Adjei Kyerema, Founder of Nana Adjei Kyerema Foundation, right, handing over desks to Chief of the area, Barfour Akwei I and Headmaster,Osei Abrokwah