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12.04.2010 Education

Philanthropists donate school supplies to students at Takpo

By GNA
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Takpo, UWR, April 11, GNA - A Ghanaian philanthropist resident in Canada, Madam Ama Wayne Dunn, has donated assorted school materials to more than 1,000 school children in the Takpo Traditional Area in the Nadowli District.

The items include, valued at 2,000 dollars included school bags, mathematical sets, note books, pencils, pens and footballs.

Mr. Wayne Dunn, husband of Ama Serbah, presented the items on behalf of his wife to the school authorities at the "Willa" Festival of the chiefs and people of Takpo Traditional Area.

He said the gift was to fulfil the social responsibility of Mrs. Dunn and their son, Kabore, to help children in the area to stay in school to complete their basic education.

"The welfare of children, especially those in school, is our greatest concern and we would to continue to assist them to improve education in the area," he said.

Mr. Dunn said he and his wife have been buying shea butter from women in the area to produce cosmetics in Canada.

As a result, they have established a micro enterprise fund for women to undertake farming and other business ventures to enhance their livelihoods and support their children in school.

Mr. Dunn said the family was also supporting widows in the area with a credit facility to undertake shea butter production, beekeeping and other projects.

He gave the assurance that the family would continue to provide ready market for the shea butter that is produced by the women and support them to sustain the venture.

In a related development, Major (retired) Albert Danchebe, Public Affairs Manager of Vodafone and a native of Takpo, presented three computers, Ghana Flags, and maps for the Takpo Junior High School.

He expressed worry about the fallen standards of education and promised to support schools with computers and other reading materials as part of his contribution to enhance quality education in the area.

GNA

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