By: Sebastian Kornu| ignewss|Ho
Rural Urban Partnership For Africa (RUPFA) Ghana has donated some learning materials to Sanga Methodist school in the South Dayi district of the Volta region.
The items include school bags, shoes, sandals and sneakers, drawing boards, mathematical sets, board compass, board graph book, board protractors, boxes of board maker, footballs, Ghana maps and some quantities of exercise books.
Mr Dickson Kwame Adzadi, the headmaster of the school together with the teachers and the district Director of Education received the items on behalf of the school.
Mr. Adzadi thanked RUPFA for the kind gesture and urged beneficiaries and their parents to put the items to good use.
He noted that, the the Sanga Methodist primary school which was established in 1939 under the Methodist Church of Peki Avetile with 11 pupils and a teacher has a current enrolment of 247 pupils (135 boys 113 girls) and 16 teachers.
Mr Victor Kwaku Kovey the district Director of education indicated that, education is the hope for the development of every country adding that “Education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world”
He also expressed gratitude to RUPFA for the donation adding that the items will aid the school to deliver effectively.
He also called on other agencies to help extend their kind gesture to other schools like the Ando Tsiyinu school where there is no KG classroom and Abui Tsita, a newly opened school with teeming population of almost 200 pupils with no classrooms.
Mr Michael Adoboe the Volta regional coordinator for Rural Urban Partnership For Africa(RUPFA) said, RUPFA is a non-governmental organisation that is into social works and was registered as a non-governmental organisation in 2009.
He added that, RUPFA as a non-profitable organisation is also non-political .
According to him, they are into so many things including environmental protection, poverty alleviation, forestry and biodiversity livelihood empowerment among others.
He said, RUPFA depends on support from donors and individuals undertake their projects.
Chief of Sanga, Togbe Bismarckton Kanda, noted that the kindergarten in Sanga was established when Sanga was under the Kpando District.
He said, the community used the remaining block of a latrine project awarded to Sanga to build the current Kindergarten adding that, the kindergarten needs an extension due to increase in pupils’ population.
He further called on Government, Civil societies and individuals to come to their aid as the school is in a dire need of school library, a computer lab, teachers bungalows and a place of convenience.
Mr Richard Ashaley the executive director of RUPFA Ghana noted that RUPFA for some time now has been supporting and complementing the efforts of government in the education sector.
He said, RUPFA is running a project call RUPFA Education support project of which they undertake infrastructure development, renovations and expansions and also supporting with learning and teaching materials.
“In our project campaign activities over the years, we realise that education needs a proper reform although we appreciate the efforts of past and present government” .
According to him, the educational system needs a huge capital investment resources in terms of human capital so that, there will be a very strong harmony in terms of strong human capacity from early childhood, preschools through to tertiary.
He said, the current trend indicates that basic education is lacking a lot of support and appealed to stakeholders especially government, to do the needful and bring back basic education to where its supposed to be.
SOURCE: www.ignewss.com I Ghana