Pupils of Kalbeo-Tindongsobligo primary school in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region will now heave a sigh of relief after receiving pieces of furniture and school uniforms presented to them by Desert Pastures of Fountain Gate Chapel.
Citi News had earlier reported the plights of pupils of the school who hitherto were compelled to sit on the bare floor for studies due to inadequate furniture, a situation that negatively affected their studies.
Before the intervention by Fountain Gate Chapel, the over 400 pupils struggled to put their books on either their laps or the bare floor to copy notes from the chalkboard.
They had to wash their school uniforms on a daily basis as their uniforms get dirty each time they go to school.
Executive Pastor, Desert Pastures, Mike Ayikade who made the presentation on behalf of Fountain Gate Chapel said, his outfit was touched by the plight of the pupils after watching the Citi News report.
“When Fountain Gate Chapel saw the shortcomings of the school through a Citi News report, our spiritual head Rev. Eastwood Anaba thought of our church’s contribution to the welfare of the school.”
“We didn’t receive the news item with joy, seeing our future leaders virtually sitting on the floor for their studies. We are here to donate 140 pieces of school uniforms and 100 dual desks to take care of these pupils who have been sitting on the floor for their studies.”
Some of the pupils expressed their gratitude to Fountain Gate Chapel for the support.
Ayinza Mary said, “At first we sit on the floor to write and our uniforms get dirty and we also struggled to copy notes from the board but now that we have these new pieces of furniture, it will improve our studies.”
Headteacher of the school, Felicia Ayamga said, the support will harness effective teaching and learning in the school.
“I express my gratitude for the timely intervention by Fountain Gate Chapel with the donation of 100 pieces of furniture and 140 pieces of school uniforms to these vulnerable pupils. We continue to appeal to the public for more support since the furniture donated would not be able to cater for the over 400 pupils of the school,” she added.
By: Frederick Awuni | citinewsroom.com | Ghana