Rotary Club donates to Tetteh Ocloo State School
The Rotary Club of Tema has donated nose masks and hand sanitisers to Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates of Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf at Adjei-Kojo in the Ashaiman Municipality.
The President of the Club, Mr Seth Otoo Larbi, who made the presentation on behalf of the club, noted that the exercise was necessitated by the humanitarian mandate of the club for the deprived and disadvantaged in society.
He said the club had identified the school for the deaf and other deprived groups in the Ashaiman municipality as those that needed assistance.
Mr Larbi said because nose mask needed laundering after it had been worn all day, school children needed additional ones and that, children should not use the same mask to school two days in a row, hence the gesture.
He said there was nothing more important now than promoting the safety of school children and in doing so, called for a concerted effort to safeguard their safety.
Headteacher of the school, Mr Isaac Arthur, admonished the students to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols, and that this must be seen as a new rule they ought to follow to avoid contracting the disease.
He said families needed to complement the efforts of stakeholders and ensure that the COVID-19 protocols were strictly adhered to at home.
Mr Arthur said the task should not be left for only teachers who were not supposed to get within arm’s reach of students because of the need for social distancing.
He advised parents to wear nose masks to serve as an example for their children and guardians to encourage children to wear face mask whenever they were in contact with other members of the household.
From Ken Afedzi, Ajei-Kojo