May 27, 2021 – Ankoma: A two-unit KG classroom block has been completed by the Bryan Acheampong Foundation at Akoma. The project is a response to a request presented by authorities of the Ankoma DA School in 2019 to construct and refurbish a KG block for its pupils. The request was necessitated by the near collapsed of the makeshift structure which was used as a KG block for the pupils. The project was launched on 13th September, 2019 and construction commenced on 27th September 2019.
Prior to the commencement of the project, there was a stakeholders’ meeting that involved unit committee members, PTA chairman of Ankoma D/A school, head teachers and the traditional authorities. The two-unit KG classroom block comes with additional facilities such as an office, a store room, toilet, urinal and a play area for the school.
The chairman for the occasion, Nana Amanenor Kodua II, thanked the Foundation for such an initiative and pledged his support to utilise the school block for the benefit of the children in the community. Adding his remark, the DCE for Kwahu East, Hon. Isaac Agyapong observed that although Government has now included Kindergarten level to its mainstream education, there is infrastructural deficit. Hence the support from NGOs in the area of infrastructure is highly appreciated.
The District Education Director, Mr. Robert Andah Monney said the era when education was acquired in stressful classes and dilapidated buildings are becoming a thing of the past. Also, the sense of communal responsibility is the idea behind the establishment of private institutions (such as the Bryan Acheampong foundation) to join efforts with the government in providing quality education.
Mr Frank Amoo, the Director of Development for the Foundation, added that the vision of the Foundation’s Founder to improve education in the district is being translated into some of the various interventions being implemented in the education sector to support the 5 districts in Kwahu (Kwahu East, Kwahu West, Kwahu South, Afram Plains North & Afram Plains South).
The project seeks to provide a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning as both teachers and the school children will be safer and more secured. Enrolment of pupils at the KG level is also expected to increase.
*This Project by the Bryan Acheampong Foundation is part of efforts to improve educational infrastructure within Kwahu East district.