Alex Ofori Agyekum
Nsawam (E/R), Jan.
22, GNA – The Rainbow Trust Foundation (RTF), a non-governmental organisation
has donated assorted textbooks to schools at Nsawam in the Eastern Region to
enhance teaching learning.
The schools are
Kwashikrom Primary and Junior High School (JHS), Fotobi Primary and JHS,
Kwakyekrom Primary and JHS, Bowkrom Primary and JHS, Nsawam Presbyterian
Primary and JHS, Nsawam SDA Primary and JHS, Kitani Primary and JHS and Ahodwo
Primary and JHS respectively.
Madam Joyce Phyllis
Ampofo, the Founder of the RTF in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after
the presentation of the items said the organisation aimed at donating books to
less-privileged children to ensure equitable quality education and to promote
lifelong learning opportunities for all.
She said this was in
fulfillment of the UN goal that every young person everywhere should have the
opportunity to access quality education to meet the 2030 agenda of the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4).
Madam Ampofo said
the future of the nation depended on the youth and therefore it was the
responsibility of the older generation to ensure that they received the needed
support to develop their potential to the fullest.
“Additionally, it is
also the right of every child of school-going age to learn how to read to
guarantee his success in education,” she said, adding that; “If Ghana will
develop socially, economically and politically it will depend on how we nurture
the next generation.”
Madam Ampofo said
the Foundation had donated books to 100 schools with over 10,000 students
She said they
recognised the fact that government alone could not shoulder the responsibility
of providing the schools with educational materials “hence those of us who have
benefitted from past interventions by government should give back to society as
a social commitment.”
“The RTF believes
that there is no better time to act than now and therefore seeks to mobilise
resources to help make literacy a major asset for every child in Ghana,”
Madam Ampofo said it
could be achieved through the support of every Ghanaian by providing voluntary
service, donation of books, financial support and commended Book Aid
International for their support.
She appealed to
philanthropists and other non-governmental organisations to assist the RTF in
delivering books from the port.
The RTF was
established in 2013 with the objective of working to improve children’s access
to and participation in quality education in Ghana.