Pencils of Promise, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has commissioned a 6-unit classroom block with sanitation facilities to replace a wooden structure at Bethel Methodist Primary School, Gboxome in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony on Wdnesday, July 25, 2018, Mr. Anthony Kwashiga, a representative of the Director of Pencils of Promise said the main objective of the NGO is to create access to education.
He said the donation to the Methodist School is the 9th project completed by Pencils of Promise with 23 more ongoing in the municipality.
Mr. Kwashiga was grateful to the Municipal Assembly and the beneficiary communities for supporting their module of operation with the 20 per cent role they played in the building projects.
The Headmistress of the School, Madam Ruby Agbenu, called it “a dream come true” to have such an edifice on the school’s compound and revealed that the poor nature of the school has been the reason for low student population since the school’s establishment in 1995.
Madam Agbenu also asked for the implementation of School Feeding Programme in the school to motivate pupils from poor homes to stay in school.
Speaking on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Kwadzo Mawugbe hinted that the Assembly has taken some measures to improve on education in the municipality.
Chief of Gboxome, Togbe Gboxo I who graced the occasion commended the teachers of the school for their commitment to duty despite the poor infrastructure at the school.
He admonished the municipal assembly for lack of efforts in fixing a footbridge frequently patronised by the pupils and waiting for disaster to happen before attending to it.
Bethel Methodist School which currently has a student population of 253 was established in 1995 as a missionary school with 6 boys and 20 girls to help increase membership of the church.
Though it was absorbed by government as a public school in 2001, it continued to operate in the wooden structure it started with without any support from government.
By: Kris Delali Asare/voltaonlinegh.com