The ALDI Project Bring Smiles To The Pupils Of Afuaman Basic School
The Africa Literacy Development Initiative -ALDI, a project launched by Victoria Michaels Foundation three years ago to curb illiteracy in the rural areas. The project focuses on transforming lives through proactive literacy developmental ideas.
According to Victoria Michaels, literacy development must be the at the heart of societal governance, education and skills acquisition .It is key to national empowerment. ''At ALDI, we believe that every child in any part of Africa should have the right to quality education irrespective of how remote their location''.
The Headmaster for Afuaman Basic School, Mr. Micheal Owusu, expressed appreciation to the ALDI for the gesture, saying that the commissioning of two-unit kindergarten classrooms block for the school will help to rectify various challenges including inadequate classrooms, classes under trees and absenteeism.
"We thank the Africa Literacy Development Initiative for the facility, which would remove a huge burden and impediment to teaching and learning in our school," he said and pledged his support in maintaining the facility to benefit the children in the community.
Mr. Owusu, however, appealed for more classroom blocks, computers, and a modern computer laboratory to enhance teaching and learning of Information Communication and Technology to help enhance the quality education of the pupils in the community.
They further congratulated ALDI for helping the community and the education sector with the structures, furniture and learning materials for the kindergarten block and library.
The ALDI Executive Director, Victoria Michaels, also thanked the Chief of Afuaman Community Nii Afua VII and his Queen Mother, Naa Odua for the warm welcome. They also thanked Victoria Michaels Foundation for providing assistance to the needy in the community.
The Victoria Michaels Foundation and the Africa Literacy Development Initiative (ALDI) through the hard work and commitment of volunteers across the country have continued to identify marginalized communities and schools with a commitment to bring transformation one school at a time.
So far, they have commissioned School projects in both the Greater Accra and the Northern Regions of Ghana, and are hoping that in the next 5 years, they can together with their partners deliver essential literacy and educational tools to at least 25 neglected schools and communities in all the ten (10) Regions of Ghana.
The Victoria Michaels Foundation is currently providing scholarships to less privileged individuals through the ALDI Scholar Program, our flagship scholarship intervention for intelligent children who are not able to further their education due to lack of financial resources at tertiary levels across six (6) higher institutions in Ghana.
Victoria Michaels used the occasion to call on well-meaning individuals and corporate organizations to support government efforts at revamping the education sector. Promoting Literacy can only be effective if we continue to strengthen our collective efforts. The literacy narrative should not be reduced to mere political talk or some boardroom policy devoid of implementation, we must all now turn words into action in order to develop a rich and sustainable literacy environment she added.
She finally dedicated the entire project to the Almighty saying "God is the reason for the season, My Lord and King Jesus Christ who has made all these possible. I give Him all the glory''.
Since the inception of ALDI three years ago, we have consistently focused our attention on how to support government efforts on the improvement of literacy, especially in the rural and underserved communities. We understand that the role of nation-building should not just be an act of patriotism but should also be based on taking necessary actions as citizens to better a lot of the society she added