Asafora (C/R)- The Anomabo Boys and Girls Club over the weekend donated assorted equipment worth thousands of cedis to the Asafora Intergrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES) to aid practical teaching and learning.
The ICCES has offered opportunities for the youth in the Mfantseman Municipality to acquire Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in building and Construction, General Electrical and Electronics, Carpentry and Joinery, Dressmaking and Catering for the past 18 years.
The items donated were high pressure regulator, high pressure tube, gas cylinders, cooking stoves and an undisclosed amount of money.
Presenting the items, Mr Samuel Hayford, Board Chairman of the Club, said the gesture was made possible by Mr Francis Ogoe, a philanthropist based in the United States of America (USA).
He said educating the citizenry is a shared responsibility and that it is time individuals and institutions gave back what they had benefited from society.
The Board Chairman said there is the need for stakeholders to prioritise vocational and technical training to provide relevant skills needed for the youth to create their own jobs and contribute positively to national development.
Technical, Vocational Education Training (TVET), he said, remains a master key that would help alleviate poverty, promote peace and conservation of the environment.
He said it would also help improve the quality of life for all and also help in achieving sustainable development.
As the nation’s future leaders, Mr Hayford said there is the need for the youth to disengage themselves from social vices such as armed robbery, rape, vandalism and other crimes and exhibited high attitudes and behaviours.
He urged them to believe in their dreams and the power to achieve whatever they wanted to be in future by learning hard to acquire skills and knowledge needed for development to justify the investments made in their education by their parents.
He commended the manager and teachers of the Centre for their commitment and good administrative decisions that had brought the school that far.
Mr Richard Otoo, the Centre Manager, thanked the philanthropist for his kind gesture and called for increased support from corporate bodies.
He mentioned poor infrastructural facilities, teaching and learning aids, lack of teachers, tools and equipment for practical work as militating challenges confronting the school.
Source: Ghana News Agency