London-based woman donates to native school
Madam Alice Boahemaa, a 52-year-old London-based citizen of Baanofour in the Nkoranza District has donated educational materials to the Local Primary School in the town as her contribution to the development of education in the area.
The items, valued at about three million cedis, included textbooks, sports equipment and exercise books.
Mr Oheneba Asumang-Brempong, Assembly Member, who presented the items on behalf of Madam Boahemaa, popularly known as Afia Donkor, called on other citizens to emulate the woman so as to enhance the development of the community.
He asked parents to cooperate with and support teachers to train their children to become successful in life.
The Assembly Member advised the students to be very serious with their education so they do not become liabilities.
Mr Amo Kwao, Circuit Supervisor in-charge of the area appealed to teachers in the community to work hard to improve the performance of the pupils and students.
He cautioned the students against attending video shows, concerts and at the expense of their studies. Parents should also ensure that their children learn at home after school hours, he advised. The circuit supervisor thanked Madam Boahemaa for her concern for the education of the youth in the area.
The head teacher of the school, Mr Adjei Siakwan, said the donation was "very timely" as most of the children lacked exercise books and that the situation was negatively affecting their performance. Mr Siakwan urged parents to provide their children with sports kits to enable them to participate fully in sports activities to enhance their health, "as a sound mind in a sound body".
Nana Yaw Nsiah, Krontihene of Baanofour, called on the people to forge ahead in unity to initiate development programmes to help improve their living standards.