The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated medical supplies to six basic schools in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Education Directorate and provided special first aid management training for teachers in each school who are School Health and Environmental Project (SHEP) coordinators.

Beneficiary schools included Atua St. Paul’s Presbyterian Basic School, Nuaso Anglican Basic School, Tsledom Municipal Assembly Basic School, Samsalo School, Theresa Memorial School and Messiah Preparatory School all of which are in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.

SHEP Coordinator at Atua St. Paul Presbyterian Junior High Ms. Margaret M. Avadzi told Daily Graphic that the initiative by JICA had enabled SHEP coordinators provide quick medical assistance to sick students who would otherwise have been sent home.

Ms. Avadzi appealed to government and benevolent organisations to support SHEP to train all coordinators in schools in the municipality.

Credits: [Augustina Tawiah]