The UMB Foundation has led a session of students to organize a massive clean-up exercise at the Eli Beach Beach at Tegbi in the Anloga district of the Volta region.
The exercise forms part of the build-up towards the launch of the UMB School Leadership for Effective Educational Outcome Project which will take place at the Anlo Senior High School in November.
Also, the exercise aimed at as part of it corporate social responsibility to ensure good health of the public as well as the well being of the people.
Commenting on the exercise, Linda Afrakumah, a member of the foundation, says the clean-up that, the three-year project which is in its first year, seeks to enhance the performance of students in the Senior High Schools.
She said this will enable more of them to pass out successfully into tertiary education.
According to her, the project is in response to findings of a research that revealed that many SHS students needed help to enable them perform well enough to pass out into tertiary institutions.
Afrakumah mentioned Keta Senior High Technical School, Keta Business High School, Anlo Senior High School, Zion Senior High School, Anlo Technical Institute and Tsiame Senior High Schools as the six schools currently benefiting from the test project which will be expanding when the results prove positive.
She assured that, the good feedback of the first year, where more students are already passing out into tertiary schools, is an indication that the project will be beneficial.
On why UMB Foundation decided to carry out the clean-up exercise with the students, Linda explained that it was their social responsibility to contribute to the cleaning of the beaches, where a lot of natives and especially visitors would converge during this week’s celebration of the prestigious Anlo Hogbetsotso Festival.
Mr. Hanyabui, a tutor at the Tsiame Senior High School expressed satisfaction that the project has helped to improve their planning and formulation of strategies as well as their teaching skills resulting in the improved performances of both teachers and students as reflected in the 2019 results.
A retired educationist, Mr. Keteku who spoke on behalf of his colleagues who were brought on board to assist the project, commended the late Mr. Sedanu Kwawu a former Headmaster of Keta Senior High Technical School, for his initiative in writing the proposal that brought in UMB Foundation to assist the schools.
He also thanked the foundation especially for the funding and the well-equipped set of facilitators and assured that the public will be impressed when UMB Foundation presents its report on the progress and developments made so far, during the formal launch of the UMB Foundation School Leadership for Effective Educational Outcome Project.