The University of Cape Coast Chapter of the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG-UCC) marked the association’s 2021 Week Celebration with a donation of sanitary towels, hand washing soaps, Veronica buckets, female hygiene supplies and others to selected basic schools in Cape Coast Metropolis in Ghana’s Central Region. Beneficiary schools included Kwaprow M.A. Junior High School, Church of Christ M.A. Junior High School, Tantri and St. Cyprian Basic School.

In remarks at the donation event, President of GRASAG-UCC Mr. Eric Adjei noted that contributing to society through giving back and community service was one of the main goals of Higher Education. He explained that this was the reason why as part of its ‘Kick Out COVID-19 Campaign,’ GRASAG-UCC reached out to support the three basic schools.

In her motivational remarks to students of beneficiary schools, Vice President of GRASAG-UCC Ms. Christabel Temah Sarfo admonished girls to avoid sexual relations that could jeopardize their academic pursuits.

“We all started as you are now and by God’s grace we have come this far. So just as we have reached this stage without being victims of teenage pregnancy, you also can also do it…“I am therefore encouraging you to do your best to abstain totally from any form of sexual engagement, and please take your books seriously.”

Ms. Christabel Temah Sarfo | Vice President, GRASAG-UCC

The management of the three beneficiary basic schools were delighted at the kindness of GRASAG-UCC. Mr. Frank Attila, Headmaster of St. Cyprian Basic School described the assistance as very timely and appealed for more of such donations on a yearly basis. The 2021 GRASAG-UCC Week Celebration began with a launch and research seminar on Monday, 16th August 2021, and will feature several activities up to 22nd August 2021.