The Bongo-Anafobiisi youth has donated 270 dual desks to three schools in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region. The schools include the Anafobiisi primary, and Anafobisi Junior High School A and B.
The donation is the result of a self-help development initiative by the youth ,community members and well wishers of the Bongo District.
The community with the support of Nubian Vault Association(AVN-GHANA) has also constructed a teacher’s quarters for the Anafobiisi Primary and JHS A’and B’
At a durbar organised to hand over the furniture to the school,the chief of Anafobiisi-Bongo,Naba Anyanebah Akolgo Saabo II applauded the initiative of the youth for the various self help development projects carried out in the District and encouraged them to continue with the initiative.
Naba Saabo II called on government to attend to the challenges confronting the school especially in the area of classroom infrastructure and an ICT center to help the students catch up with the technological age.
The chief used the occasion to invite all well wishers, heads of departments in the district to extend policies and programs to the community and district as a whole.
Dr. Joseph Akaama Atia a medical doctor at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital and a key member of the youth group, said the group initiated the project after a visit to the school exposed them to the unhygienic and uncomfortable conditions students and teachers were having their instruction in the school.
Dr. Joseph said a donation of Gh30.000.00 made by Mr. Kwame Owusu, the former director of the Ghana Maritime Authority, towards the provision of furniture for the school, encouraged them to contribute their part to provide furniture for the school.
The group also promised to attend to some of the needs of the school including replacing the roof of the primary school and the provision of ICT lab and computers.
The group called on parents to prioritize the education of their wards by investing in their education.
Mr. Edward Abambire Bawa , the member of parliament for the Bongo constituency eulogised the group for the initiative and promised to re-roof the primary block of the school which was roofed off. He also promised to put in a Proposal for the construction of the JHS block.
Mr. Anthony Mbah said the donation of the furniture is the foundation of many interventions for the school by the group and called on the community and the people of Bongo to help the initiative.
The paramount chief of the Bongo traditional area,Naba Salifu Alemyarum urged community members to release lands for various development projects. He said the will to release lands will enable the District to catch up with other districts in terms of development.
An elated headmistress, Madam Angelina Akurugu,could not hide her joy at the donation but called for more support to improve the education of the area.