26.04.2005 General News

World Vision Ghana assists communities

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Oboyan No. 2 (E/R), April 26, GNA - The Kwahu Area Development Programme (KADP) of World Vision International (WVI) Ghana, has constructed three educational facilities totalling 268 million cedis for two communities in the Kwahu South District for the education and training of children and unemployment youth in the area. The facilities included two nine-roomed teacher's quarters at Oboyan No. 2 and Hweehwee and a Vocational and Farmers Training Center also at Hweehwee.

Inaugurating the facilities at separate functions, the KADP Manager, Mr Theophilus Nkansah said the construction of the projects were part of the WVI commitments to a holistic and integrated transformational development for the rural communities to enhance the education of the children and the unemployment youth.

He said to ensure effective teaching and learning in schools in the communities, there should be a standard school blocks, decent accommodation for teachers, adequate teachers for the schools, the willingness of the communities and parents to support teachers and the children's and the readiness of the children to stay in school to study. Mr Nkansah said the vocational and farmers training centre was meant to serve over 100 communities in the Kwahu South and West Districts in hair dressing, dress making, Kente weaving, carpentry and masonry, while the farmers centre would also undertake training of farmers in grasscutter domestication, rabbit production, snail, sheep and goats rearing and modern farming practices.

He said the centre would also be used to equip the people with entrepreneurial skills to enhance their farming activities to contribute towards the development of their communities and the country as a whole. Mr Nkansah said the KADP would develop the centres into a centre of excellence where farmers throughout the Eastern Region would come and study to acquire the needed farming and vocational skills to enhance their living standard.

The Programme Director of WVI, Ghana, Mr Eugene Asante, advised the communities to ensure regular maintenance of the facilities for the other generations to be benefit.

He advised parents to send their children to school and provide them with their educational needs for them to come out to become responsible adults to contribute towards the nation's development. The District Chief Executive, Mr Raymond Osafo-Djan, commended the WVI for supplementing the Assembly's efforts with the provision of the facilities, which were the Assembly's responsibility.

He said the Assembly will assist the farmers and the unemployed youth to acquire the requisite training at the centres to become self-employed.

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