World Vision Ghana has donated 13,300 assorted age-appropriate books, including 450 copies of Webster’s Dictionary, to revamp the Nkwanta South Municipal Library.
It also donated World Vision branded school bags, pencils and clothing to vulnerable girls and boys in After School Reading Clubs and the communities.
Mr Kennedy Amponsah-Cheremeh, the Education and Life Skills Project Officer, who donated the items on behalf of the Krachi-Nkwanta Cluster Manager of World Vision Ghana, said it forms part of the organisation’s 2021-25 Strategy.
The Strategy is to ensure that 1.3 million vulnerable school-age girls and boys thrived and can read and comprehend the text.
The Nkwanta South Municipal Hospital will also receive 300 flexible digital thermometers to improve healthcare.
Mr Amponsah-Cheremeh said the gesture was being replicated at Krachi West and Kadjebi Area programmes, which form part of the Krachi-Nkwanta Cluster.
Mr Joseph Abugre, the Municipal Coordinating Director, who received the books on behalf of the Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly, expressed gratitude to World Vision Ghana for its continuous contribution to education in the municipality.
He encouraged school children to make reading after school a habit since the library will, henceforth, remain open at all times.
Mr Jonathan Korsinah, the Municipal Director of Education, said the donation came at a time when the Municipal Assembly had given the Nkwanta South office of the Ghana Education Service a library but did not have the age-appropriate books.
He said the municipality was doing well in terms of education evident in the selection of a pupil from the area to represent the Oti Region at the national level in this year’s Reading Festival.
By the kind courtesy of World Vision, a lot of the school libraries were stocked with books in addition to providing pencils, erasers and other leaning materials to the schools, he said.
Mr Korsinah pledged his commitment to ensuring the books were put to good use and urged the media to sensitise residents on the community library for effective patronage for improved learning outcomes.
Source: Ghana News Agency