The Executive Director of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Caring Volunteers Network (CAVNET), Mr. Adil Issah, has donated 3,000 reading materials worth GH¢10,000 to two schools in the Wa Municipal and Wa West District Assemblies in the Upper West Region.
The donation was done with support from the African Library Project.
CAVNET is a local NGO, established three years ago, and operating in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
The NGO is focused on helping to promote good health and development to society, especially the poor and needy in rural areas.
The organisation also identifies needy but brilliant students and assists them in their educational pursuit because it believes in education and promotion of good healthy lifestyles among people.
Its core mandate is to fight and alleviate poverty through a people-centered approach.
According to the Executive Director in a speech during a brief donation ceremony, he said that it was in a bid to promote and improve reading skills in students of the two districts that the donations were made.
He further entreated head teachers to allow the students to access the books.
He added that “Our organization is worried about research conducted that revealed that most students fail because they cannot read and understand questions during exams so the need to complement the efforts of Ghana Education Service.”
Mr. Gunikuu V. Bernard and Madam Azara Salifu, head teacher and teacher of Guo D/A JHS and Wa Model Primary and JHS in the Wa West District and Wa Municipal Assemblies respectively, thanked the Executive Director and the NGO for the gesture.
They assured that the reading materials will be to good use to benefit the students.
By: Kokoih John Kennedy