The Rotaract club of Osu-Re, Accra-Labone, and Belo Horizonte of Brazil have donated 30 mono school desks and other teaching and learning materials to the Catholic Jubilee Basic School at Aboom in the Cape Coast Metropolis.
The clubs also partitioned a classroom for the school and 2 ceiling fans all at an estimated cost of GHS3,000 to commemorate their annual farmers’ day project.
The Metro Director of Education for Cape Coast, Dorcas Brenda Asare who received the items was overwhelmed by the gesture.
“We have an issue with the desk. In some schools here, pupils sit on the floor with others like 3 sharing one desk and this is really affecting both teaching and learning. We are however very happy with this kind gesture from you because we in the educational sector know the value of these desks, and we know how it will improve teaching and learning in the school and the metropolis”.
The President of Accra Labone Rotract club. Ebenezer Yaw Oboubi Asante who spoke to Citi News after the donation said the gesture forms part of the social corporate responsibility of the club.
“We have donated 30 mono desks, and we have also partitioned a classroom for the Catholic Jubilee Basic School. They had a challenge with regard to 2 forms sharing a class which always destructed the other class, so we hired some experts to come and make estimates and assess the problem, and we have partitioned the class for them. In addition, we also donated reading books all valued at GHS3,000”.
“This gesture forms part of our corporate social responsibility and every year we locate a facility outside Accra with a particular issue, mobilize ourselves and go to their aid on farmers’ day. Last year we donated some beds and laboratory equipment to the Ada Health Center and next year we will also locate another area with a challenge and assist them”.
The Headmistress of the school, Madame Judith Akoto who was equally grateful indicated that management will ensure that the items are well taken care of.
“Words cannot express our gratitude but what I want to say is that management will ensure that these items are put to good use and are well taken care of. These items will go a long way to boost the confidence of the kids and improve teaching and learning here”.