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Nana Afrifa Foundation cuts sod for six-unit classroom block

 

Congestion at the St. Andrew Primary School at Juaso in the Asante-Akim South municipality may soon be a thing of the past as Nana Afrifa Foundation (NAF), has cut sod for the construction of a six-unit classroom block.

The six-unit school block when completed will accommodate about 270 students with a staff common room, a store, an office, and washrooms.

The non-governmental organisation’s move is to help provide quality education infrastructure to deprived communities across the country.

The plight of the school came to the attention of the foundation when the school’s management formally wrote to the Vokacom Group to support the renovation of the existing 40-year-old dilapidated school block.

The management of the school had expressed concern over the congestion in their school and needed urgent help to address the issue, hence NAF’s decision to run to their aid.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Executive Director of NAF, Mrs. Pomaah Owusu-Sekere, underscored the importance of education and the need for equal access to quality education.

“Education is very important in today’s society and every child deserves the same chance as any other child anywhere in this country. This is why investing in education is one of the fundamental pillars in our CSR strategy at the Nana Afrifa Foundation.

“We believe education is an empowerment tool, and the best investment we can make in the lives of our children and the future of our country hence this project. We have no doubt that when completed, this infrastructure will contribute to shaping the lives and the future of our children in Juaso,”  Mrs. Owusu Sekyere said.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Alexander Frimpong, in his remarks noted that education remains the best legacy a government could give to its young people to enhance the social and economic development of the country.

Mr. Frimpong observed that corporate bodies continue to augment the efforts of the government in providing a robust education infrastructure, especially in rural deprived communities.

Appreciations

On his part, the Juasohene, Nana Asafoaka Agyie Tabi I, thanked the Foundation for coming to the aid of the school to improve the quality of education in his community.

He also appealed to other corporate entities to emulate this gesture and called on residents to support the project.

The Member of Parliament for Asante-Akim South, Kwaku Asante-Boateng, said, “the benefits of this project to the pupils and the community when completed are immeasurable”. He thanked the Foundation’s swift effort for the construction of the school block.

The Municipal Director of Education, Evelyn Karina Benewoe, when she took her turn, said the provision of modern educational facilities was critical to smooth academic work and praised the Foundation for the project.

Madam Karina Benewoe further admonished all stakeholders in the community to offer any assistance the Foundation required to complete the project as scheduled to improve learning and teaching in the community.

The Nana Afrifa Foundation, established in 2019, serves as the corporate social responsibility arm of the Vokacom Group with the core mandate to enhance quality education, improve health delivery, and economic empowerment of individuals and communities in Ghana.

 

 

 

 

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