Foundation donates bicycles and school bags to children  

Odumase (B/R),- The Fair Gratitude Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has presented 25 bicycles, school bags and other items worth GH¢15, 300 to needy, but brilliant school children in the Sunyani West Municipality.

The beneficiary pupils and students, mostly girls according to the NGO, which centred and worked to promote quality education in schools, walked between two and seven kilometres every day to attend classes.

In addition, the organisation presented gas cookers and burners to two deserving teachers in the area, for their selfless services, and to motivate them on their work.

Speaking at at Odumase in the Bono Region, Mr. Williams Ohene-Adjei, the Founder and Executive Director explained the NGO identified the challenges and decided to help alleviate the plight of the school children.

He emphasised education remained the key to success and empowerment, hence the need to support and help sustain the interest of, particularly, girls in schools to enable them to achieve high academic laurels.

Mr. Ohene-Adjei advised parents to spend much of their resources on the education of their children by providing them with basic learning and teaching materials.

Though the government, he added, was doing everything possible to make school environment friendly and conducive for effective teaching and learning, it behooved on stakeholders and wealthy individuals in the area to also support.

Mr. Issah Baffoe, the Sunyani West Municipal Director of Education expressed appreciation to the NGO for the support and asked the students to be motivated by the gesture and concentrate on their studies.

He expressed concern about rising level of drug abuse and alcoholism among Senior High School (SHS) boys in the area, saying the situation worsened in three out of the five SHS in the Municipality.

Mr. Baffoe advised parents to monitor the movements of their children and be interested in the kind of friends they picked to protect them from bad peers whose influence could truncate their education and ruin their future accordingly.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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