Share Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Tema, has donated 1,100 textbooks to 11 selected schools in some communities of the country.
The donation, which forms part of the foundation’s 11th anniversary celebration, was made possible through the group’s partnership with EPP Books, the 1984 Year Group of the Holy Child Past Students Association and friends of the foundation.
The beneficiary schools are the Akyem Presbyterian Primary School, Methodist Primary School, Salvation Primary School, Roman Catholic Primary School, Pekyi Primary School, Adokwanta Primary and Agyapomaa Primary School, all at Akyem Asafo in the Eastern Region.
The rest are the Asokore Mampong D/A Primary in the Ashanti Region, Oninku Junior High School and Community 7 No.1 Junior High School, both in Tema, and the Nungua Anglican Junior High School at Nungua.
Ms Lily Mintah, a National Service Person, presented the items on behalf of the Founder of Share Foundation, Ms Alberta Aduasa.
She stated that they were motivated to bring about change through education; hence, the donation.
Ms Aduasa urged teachers, parents and guardians to encourage children to read every day in order to secure their future academically.
She said the foundation had libraries and reading clubs in some schools in Tema and surrounding areas and added that it would soon start reading clubs in the beneficiary schools in the Eastern Region.
Ms Aduasa said as part of the anniversary celebration, the foundation would promote reading and writing through essay writing and spelling competitions in the schools.
The Queenmother of Akyem Asafo, Nana Antwiwa Adjeiwaa Kordie, who received the donations, expressed appreciation to the foundation for the gifts and called on other NGO’s and philanthropists to emulate its example.
Source: graphiconline.com |Benjamin X. Glover