Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, Sept. 15, GNA
– As part of efforts to help in the educational system in Ghana, Startingnow
Ghana, has presented educational materials to two schools in the Volta Region.
international NGO, which is into volunteering, visited the Dabala Junction
Comboni Basic School and the Agorhome Roman Catholic primary in the Region to
donate items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis.
dubbed: “My First Day in School,” is aimed at providing pupil’s in the
kindergarten and lower primaries educational materials on the first day in
school of every academic year.
According to the
Country Director, Startingnow Ghana, Strive Kakraba the organisation is
committed to take one step to changing the world.
“We are a group of
young people who bring resources together…we are focused on helping the needy
in any little way.
“We strive to bring
hope and aid to those who would otherwise have to go without them and we are
encouraged to do more because we see the smile on the faces of these innocent
ones we reach out to.”
Startingnow have plans of extending its humanitarian aid to other parts of
Ghana to ensure more schools benefit from their outreach programme.
The Headmaster of
Dabala Junction Comboni School, Kpodonu Sampson, expressed delight at the
gesture from Startingnow and pleaded with other bodies to emulate the kind
“We are very
grateful for these items…They will encourage the pupils to be punctual in
school and also aid them in their learning.
“I am pleading that
we get more from other institutions and bodies in the area of computers to help
with the other classes that are having computer lessons.”
In an interview with
GNA, the Headmaster of Agorhome Roman Catholic Primary, Waze Kotouche, noted
that the items have come at the right time.
“If such donations
are done every year, it will help promote good education in schools
particularly in the remote areas.
“Before we went on
vacation, we asked parents to buy some study materials for their kids but they
all came without them…Startingnow brought these today and is going to help
until the parents are able to buy theirs.”
Kotouche used the
opportunity to plead with people in the capacity to come to the aid of children
in such communities.
“Education in this
community is very difficult, so I am imploring people to help sponsor some
needy students here to propel the others to study hard.”
Commenting on the
activity on the day, a member of Startingnow Ghana, Sadat Laminu said as a
network of friends, family and colleagues, they seek the well-being of the
“We believe in
giving to the next person who we know would have gone a day without what we
have…We always try to see to that one person who doesn’t know what tomorrow
“We are just kind
hearted people with the same aim and aspirations” he said.
Startingnow which is
in its fourth year of operation is an international organisation scattered
around the globe with branches in Ghana Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom