Two rural community schools in Banda get potable water supply


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Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA

Banda-Boase (B/R),
Oct. 18, GNA – Resource Link Foundation has inaugurated two mechanized
boreholes for the Banda Boase and Banda Kabrono basic schools in the Banda
District of Bono Region.

The inauguration of
the water facilities coincided with this year’s global hand washing day
celebrations held at Banda-Boase.

Mr Christopher
Dapaah, Country Director for Resource Link Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the
promotion of safe water and hygiene in rural schools, urged school children to
frequently wash their hands with soap to prevent infections.

He said this year’s
global hand washing day celebration, which is under the theme: “clean hands for
all”, was an effort to leave no one behind in the promotion of good personal
health and environmental hygiene for sustainable development.

Mr Dapaah said
prevention is always better than cure and urged parents and teachers to educate
their children to take proper personal and environmental hygiene practices
serious in their daily activities.

He also called on
stakeholders in education to make the needed resources available to basic
schools in rural communities since this would promote quality teaching and
learning and secure a solid foundation for pupils.

Mr Dapaah later
presented some hand washing bowls as well as teaching and learning materials to
the Banda Kabrono Basic Schools and other selected schools in the Wenchi

Nana Ligbi Worrotei
11, the chief of Banda and Nana Sakyiamah Seneapem, chief of Banda Kabrono,
called on other organizations to emulate Resource Link to help improve
education delivery in rural communities.