Regional News of Thursday, 20 December 2018
The 1994 old student class of the Alajo 1&2 School have donated an ultra modern ICT centre to the school at a ceremony held earlier today, December 20th, 2018, on the premises of the school.
The 1994 class made the donation in partnership with the World Youth Opportunity Inc (WYO), a non-profit organization headed by alumni member Nafis Quaye.
Nafis is CEO of the WYO and a celebrated philanthropist, who spearheaded the project with ample support from the entire 1994 class.
The ultra-modern ICT centre is a fully air-conditioned office containing close to a dozen newly acquired computers to aid students in their ICT studies and bring them up to par with the increasingly digital global village today’s world has metamorphosed into.
The donation was preceded by a beautiful ceremony on the school’s campus with numerous dignitaries, teachers and other educational leaders and students in attendance.
Delivering a speech at the event, Nafis highlighted the importance of ICT education and how it is able to contribute to societal development. According to the WYO CEO, students in today’s world need IT knowledge to compete at par with students from every other part of the world and the donation is geared towards doing exactly that; to ensure no student is left behind in terms of gleaning the all-important knowledge of information and communication technology.
A representative of the 1994 class who also spoke at the event, Alfred Nsiaw, opened up on how the idea for the donation developed in the group and the invaluable help provided by the World Youth Opportunity and Nafis in making their dream a reality.
According to Alfred, the group decided on a computer lab after discussions with the school’s headmistress, and have further plans to make other donations addressing other needs of the school in the near future, including a school bus.
The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries including the NPP constituency chairman for Ayawaso Central constituency, Mohammed Quaye, the assemblyman for Alajo and the district circuit supervisor.
The MP for the Ayawaso Central constituency, Hon Henry Quartey, reiterated his commitment to education and acknowledged it as the key to long-term success. Speaking through a rep, Quartey said his commitment to education has seen his office provide scholarships to several students from the constituency to further their education from the basic to the secondary level. Quartey, who was away on official duties, congratulated the year group for their donation through his representative.
Students of the school added colour to the ceremony with a poetry recital and dance choreography, after which the sod was cut for the building to be officially commissioned.