As part of efforts aimed at promoting the study of local languages at the basic level, a local NGO, ‘We care for Our Children Foundation,’ has donated text books worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Ga West Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The text books which are printed in Akwapim and Asante Twi, Fante, Ga and Ewe are meant for pupils at the Kindergarten level.
Making the donation at the Ga West Municipal Educational Office at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region, the Director of the NGO, Apostle Michael Ankrah pointed out that the gesture was to support the GES policy of using local language to teach KG and primary pupils and also support poor parents who may not able to buy books for their wards.
Apostle Ankrah noted that his NGO had already made similar donations to some municipalities across the country.
He called on government and other corporate bodies to support the printing of the books. “Our resources have been dissipated due to printing cost and we are calling on other benevolent individuals to come on board to enable us reach outto many schools”, he said.
The Ga-West Municipal Director of Education,Mr Addo Dankwa Akuffo, received the items on behalf of the schools and commended the director and staff of the NGO and promised to put the books into good use to serve the purpose for which the books were presented.