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The quest to make the learning environment suitable for pupils of Anum Anglican Primary School in the Eastern Region has caused the Connecting Kids Education Foundation (CKEF) an NGO, and the Member of Parliament for the Asuogyaman Constituency, Thomas Ampem-Nyarko to partner to refurbish a 4-Unit classroom block for the school.
The construction of the block initiated by the local Anglican Church several years ago was halted due to the commitments of the church to other equally important projects.
However, a humble plea to CKEF and the MP got them supporting the project with funding that finally saw its total completion.
At a brief ceremony on Monday to officially handover the facility to the school, the MP – Ampem-Nyarko said he decided to support the project out of his share of the common fund because he is a believer in basic education and a strong believer that a suitable learning environment makes education fun.
“Children don’t understand education and so there must be something else that must be motivating them to be going to school every day. So it is important that all stakeholders ensure that the environment is conducive for the pupils at all times,” he stated.
He promised his continuous support to the Anum Anglican Primary School in particular and education in the Asuogyaman Community as a whole. He was hopeful that with the project, attendance to school would improve significantly. He was also grateful to CKEF and the Headmistress of the school for their contributions and tenacity in making sure that the block was ready for commissioning.
In a speech read on her behalf by Samuel Soku, the founder of Connecting Kinds Education Foundation, Madam Ellen Blamiries said her organization is committed to making a lasting difference and ensuring that pupils receive the strongest possible foundation at the primary level which is crucial for success at JHS and further education.
“Our aim is to ensure that pupils in rural communities have access to a comfortable and suitable learning, modern learning materials and to be able to compete successfully in this past paced environment that we now live in,” she stated.
“CKEF is grateful to our sponsors – The Kings School, UK and Hon. Thomas Ampem-Nyarko for making this project a reality. Our long term objective is to work towards 100% fluency in reading and writing, thereby producing strong candidates for the JHS. We are grateful to all the teachers and most importantly the headmistress for their continuous hard work,” she noted.
An extremely excited headmistress of the school, Madam Philomena said the contributions of all those who made the project happened would never be forgotten because they have given the school a new hope.
CKEF has been supporting the school in different forms for some time now. The school recently commissioned an ultra modern Library for the Anum Anglican School.
Source: Jeorge Wilson Kingson || ghananewsonline.com.gh