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Luna Veronique Stapper donates Teaching and Learning materials to 2 schools in Kwahu East

An Atlas Volunteer, Veronique Luna Stapper in collaboration with her mum , Marike Kruize has gifted educational materials to some basic schools in Kwahu East.

They are Suminakese Methodist Primary school, Nkwatia Methodist Primary and JHS school.

The items which include plastic draws and bars, sports items, books, pens, pencils worth GH¢18, 000.00 were presented at separate events at the schools on Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Presenting the items to the schools She indicated that her desire to contribute to the development of education in the district motivated her mum to mobilize the items with support from friends and family.

“Having access to teaching and learning materials lays the foundation for good education.

During my teaching period, I often noticed that giving a proper lesson was not possible because of the lack of many school supplies and learning materials.

It is for this reason I started a fundraising in Holland, my home country. Together with my mum we showed people the situation in schools in Ghana by using photos and our own experiences. We fund raised with a lot of help from friends, family, my old school and people in my community”

She charged the teachers to ensure that the items are well maintained and put to proper use noting that it was only by that means she and her collaborators will be encouraged to do more.

The Foundation’s Director of Development, Mr. Nyarko Eric also expressed optimism that the donation would help put smiles on the faces of many parents, pupils and educational authorities.

He also pledged BAF’s continuous support for schools in the District.

“At BAF education is our core mandate because we believe that is the sure way to making a nation great; therefore, we continue to pledge our unflinching support and assistance to schools in this District”.

Head of monitoring and supervision at the District Education Office, Madam Rejoice Komla, acknowledged that the items would go a long way to help improve teaching and learning in the school.

At Suminakese, the headmistress of the school, Madam Mary Ofosua Ocrah described the donation as an answer to their prayer.

According to her, the donation was a “timely intervention” that was going to boost the teaching and learning of the subject to a “very large extent.”

Mr. Edmund Castro Tettey also applauded the BAF team and Luna for the donation and promised to keep them safe for the next batch of students to have access.

 

Read Luna Veronique’s speech below

Good morning to everyone.

 

Nana chairman, chiefs and elders, headmaster, teachers, students, BAF Director and staff, community members and all protocol observed.

My name is luna and I have been a volunteer in Ghana for the past 9 months with the organization AtlasVolunteers which is part of Bryan Acheampong Foundation. My motivation to come to Ghana to do voluntary work originates from my curiosity for other countries and cultures in combination with my personal ambitions to help other people in need.

In my first 6 months, I was teaching in Bukuruwa Presbyterian primary school and later went to Ahinase R/C primary school.

More importantly, education is the key to knowledge and key to success. It develops in us a more unique perspective of looking at life. Good education enables us think critically and make informed decisions in life.

Having access to teaching and learning materials lays the foundation for good education.

During my teaching period, I often noticed that giving a proper lesson was not possible because of the lack of many school supplies and learning materials.

It is for this reason I started a fundraising in Holland, my home country. Together with my mum we showed people the situation in schools in Ghana by using photos and our own experiences. I fund raised with a lot of help from friends, family, my old school and people in my community.

I have decided, on behalf of the people who helped, to use the money to provide schools in Ghana with teaching and learning materials and sports items for primary and JHS schools in the Kwahu-East District.

I believe this is a worthy investment. I hope all items will put to good use in the schools. I also hope all teachers and students will take good care of the books, so that other students can also benefit from these materials in future.

I thank every single person who was involved in the process.

And a special thank you to the Bryan Acheampong Foundation, the Education program unit and with Eric Nyarko Director of BAF and George Ayisi.

 

 

source: Bryanacheampongfoundation.com

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