26.7 C
Volta Region
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Pencils of Promise, others donate Educational Materials to Ho Central Prisons

BY: Kofi Gamor | Voltaonlinegh.com |

Non-governmental organization Pencils of Promise (PoP) has partnered with Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Complementary Education Agency to provide educational materials to the Ho Central Prisons.

The gesture, which is aimed at supporting formal education within the correctional facility, is in line with the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) programme, introduced by the government  in 2020 under Act 1055 of Parliament.

Mr. Prince Richard Dada-Addo, Volta/Oti Regional Director of the Complementary Education Agency, underscored the programme’s objective of bridging the literacy gap in Ghana and reintegrating beneficiaries into formal education or skill training, to promote self-reliance.

He further stated that, the programme offers accelerated learning classes in local communities to out-of-school children aged 8 to 14. After a 9-month intensive period, many students are reintegrated into the formal education system.

Mr. Gobah presenting the items to Prisons officials

Items donated include textbooks covering various subjects, notebooks, exercise books, teachers’ resource packs, whiteboards, markers, whiteboard cleaners, and desks.

Mr. Freeman Gobbah, Country Director of Pencils of Promise, highlighted the importance of providing formal education to all citizens, including those in prison, stressing the need for the government and Ghana Education Service to ensure the sustainability of the complementary basic education programme.

‘As an organisation, our primary focus is on the traditional school system, but we also believe that, education as right should not only be limited those in the formal school system, but should be accessible to everyone including prison inmates.,’ he stated

The Deputy Commander of the Ho Central Prisons, C/Supt. Francis Dotsey, expressed gratitude for the donation and acknowledged the prison’s efforts to provide formal education to 50 students under the CBE programme. He thus, appealed for regular supply of teaching and learning materials to the facility to support both current and future students.

On his part,  the Volta Regional Public Relations Officer of GES, Mr. Forgive Yao Agohah, assured that the directorate would supervise the use of the donated items to ensure their proper utilization and positive impact on education for all.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

Volta Online
Volta Onlinehttps://voltaonlinegh.com
www.voltaonlinegh.com is an online portal or website that seeks to project the Volta region in the right way within the region, Ghana and the international community. The website’s main interest is to provide news and information on tourism, business and investment opportunities, personalities, entrepreneurship, sports and culture of the people. It also seeks to become the leader in branding the region appropriately by providing the right blend of video, audio, text, advertising, promotion and Public relations techniques. You can send stories, articles and contact us via mail; voltaonlinegh@gmail.com

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Articles

%d bloggers like this: