Bryan Acheampong Foundation’s two foreign volunteers, Laura Neimantas and Axel Combos both from England and France respectively have renovated 3-unit Classroom block at the Abetifi D/A primary school.
The pupils can now have a sigh of relief following the renovation of this new classroom blocks to replace their dilapidated structure.
The initial state of the building contributed to low enrollment and poor academic performance.
The headmistress, Madam Christiana Odruaa recounted how they were left at the mercy of the weather
“When it rains, pupils and teachers would have to close down the school. This was making teaching and learning ineffective in the long run affecting the school’s performance”.
“I would like to express my profound appreciation to Bryan Acheampong Foundation for not only embarking on this project but also providing free uniforms for all the pupils and supplying reading books to the school; we say well-done! This noble gesture by the foundation is a humble beginning and it is our prayer that more and others will follow suit”.
Mrs Ivy Asantewaa Owusu, District Education Director applauded BAF and ATLAS volunteers for their continuous support for education in the District.
Mr. Eric Nyarko, Director of Development stated that “this is our little way of giving back to society. We believe when we all bring our resource together we can achieve a lot and build our community for our general good.”
The District Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Agyapong through a message said child development is a collective responsibility. He thanked the foundation for putting education first in all they do.
The Atlas volunteers completed the project in 2 months. The project received lots of commendation from both teachers and pupils.
Both Axel and Laura contributed 100 percent to the renovation project. Axel along with a local mason completed building works on the classroom block. His work involves plastering inside and outside of the block and rebuilding of the gutter and all around it.
Towards the end of his days with the foundation, he was joined by Laura. She helped with the final construction before completing the painting of the building including decorations to make the learning space as enjoyable as possible.
All funds used for this project were donations from their family and friends.
Axel and Laura says the 3unit classroom block will really benefit the community and school and make pupils transition into the main school even easier.