Opportunity 2 Excel, a Tema based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has donated 10 computers and its accessories as well as a quantity of wooden frames to the Dobro Presbyterian Basic School, near Nsawam In the Eastern Region.
The computers are to be used to help the school children to have access to the facility, which according to them, even though they study information technology (IT) in school; they have never touched the computer before, let alone are able to use them.
The doors and windows, on the other hand are to be fixed to the classrooms and other offices to ensure that thieves and other trespassers who have converted some of the rooms into their places of convenience don’t have access to them.
The items, estimated at a cost of GH¢13,000.00 was sponsored by the Vodafone Ghana Foundation.
Presenting the items, Ms Joyce Purma Atsu, Managing Partner of the NGO said she and her partners visited the school one day, and realized that it needed a number of items to make teaching and learning better for the children.
Therefore, they contacted Vodafone Ghana Foundation to come to the aid of the school, which “They did and their response is what we are witnessing here this morning”, she explained.
Ms Purma observed that it is her hope that the computers would help the children to study and use them well to enable them catch up with their friends in the cities.
She appealed to the teachers to take very good care of the computers so that, not only would this present generation of school children benefit from them, but also those to come later.
Receiving the items, Mr. Jonathan Kumi, headmaster of the school expressed his heart felt appreciation to Opportunity 2 Excel and Vodafone Ghana Foundation for their support to the school.
According to him, even though they teach the children IT, they have never been able to give them practical demonstration as to how the computer actually works, and therefore the coming of these computers would go a long way to help them compete with other children in cities and big towns in Ghana.
Mrs. Sabina Jane Obeng, Municipal Director of Education in the Nsawam Municipality, in a speech read on her behalf appealed to parents to take the education of their children seriously.
She said education is key to better lives and therefore, even if they spend all they have on their children’s education today, the investment would yield good dividends in the future.
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