By Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA
Abetifi (E/R), Oct. 26, GNA -The Abetifi
Youngsters Club in Holland has donated educational materials worth £3,000 to
schools in Abetifi as part of their social responsibility programme in
promoting quality education in the area.
The items included erasers, books, pens and
pencils, boxes of white chalk, recreational items and footballs.
Among the schools that benefitted were the
Abetifi Practice Primary, Abetifi D/A Basic School, Presbyterian Primary and
JHS, Anglican D/A, and the Roman Catholic Basic schools.
At a short ceremony to hand over the items to
the beneficiary schools, Mr Edward Anim Boateng, the Chairman of the Club, said
the gesture was to help increase enrolment in the schools so as to ensure
quality education delivery.
Mr Boateng said the Club would include private
schools in the area in their next donations to ensure equity.
He said the association was poised in carrying
out development projects in the Abetifi community and beyond in the fields of
health, education and other social services.
Mr Boateng said apart from education, the Club
had supported the renovation of the delivery ward of the Abetifi Health Centre
and donated furniture to the Atibie Government Hospital.
To curb open defecation in the community, Mr
Boateng said the association had constructed an eight- seater toilet facility
for the community.
He therefore assured of the Club’s readiness
to support the wellbeing of inhabitants in the area by frequently donating to
schools and institutions.
Receiving the items on behalf of the schools,
Madam Ivy Asantewaa Owusu, the Kwahu East Education Director, thanked the association
for helping to provide quality education delivery in the District.
She expressed worry about the high rate of
teenage pregnancy facing the District and entreated parents to encourage their
wards to learn after school hours to help reduce the immoral activities among
Ms Owusu therefore pleaded with the
traditional authorities in the area to ban school children from roaming about
after 6pm and explained that such action could help reduce the teenage
pregnancy menace in the area.
Akyemfour Asiedu Agyemang III, the Chief of
Abetifi and the Adontenhene of the Kwahu Traditional Area, commended the AYC
for the gesture and encouraged them not to relent on their effort in providing
support to the community.
He therefore entreated the youths at home and
abroad to join the club to help lift the image of the association to a