Students of Faith Montessori students joined President Akufo-Addo, representatives from Ghana’s security services, diplomatic representatives and the media at the 1939 War Cemetery at Osu to commemorate Remembrance Day. The students had a rare opportunity to confer with Mrs. Heather Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, and other notables. High Commissioner Cameron praised Faith Montessori for instilling in its students a commitment to volunteerism. 

At the school’s own commemoration event, a select group of students from the History Department shared reflections with their colleagues thoughts about the First World War and the relevance of Remembrance Day. Later, students of Faith Montessori donated GHS20,000 to the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG) Headquarters. The observance of Remembrance Day has become an integral part of Faith Montessori’s community service commitments over the past decade and a half. The school has heeded the call to  never break faith with the fallen. 

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VAG Chairman Captain Ben Edmund Duah (rtd) received the cheque and acknowledged Faith Montessori’s role as a blessing and a source of hope to Veterans in Ghana. Capt. Duah attributed the success of VAG’s Poppy Appeal to the collective effort of the entire FAITH family led by its Directorate. He expressed VAG’s grattitude to all contributors who reached out in different ways to help people in dire need.

A statement from Faith Montessori noted that as a Christian school, Faith will continue to pursue relentlessly its core value of positively affecting society and bringing hope to the vulnerable. The statement pointed to the outreach to Veterans as yet another instance of operationalizing the school’s vision of producing students who are conscious of their civic responsibilities and who contribute significant social capital to their communities.

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