…. Calls For More Institutional Support For Deprived Community Schools
By Our reporter
The McDan Foundation has extended its philanthropic agenda to some deprived schools in the country as it cut sod for the construction of an ultra-modern 6-unit classroom block for the Pupils and teachers of Teong primary school in the Northern Region.
The Foundation which was touched by the deplorable state of the school decided to support in giving the school a face-lift and create conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning.
The Chief Executive Officer of McDan shipping, Daniel Mckorely, at a short media encounter yesterday stressed that he and his outfit were touched by the plight of the pupils after news of the deplorable state of the school broke out.
According to him, the Foundation was quickly tasked to act on it, hence the sod cutting.
Chief Executive Officer of McDan shipping, Daniel Mckorley has also called on other like-minded organizations to support such deprived communities and schools since government alone cannot do it.
According to him, education especially must be the responsibility of all and that the time has come for Ghanaians to take some educational burden off the shoulders of government.
He believes that the construction of the school will go a long way to help both teachers and students in their academic work.
At the sod cutting ceremony at the Teong primary school in the Upper East region, the District Chief Executive Officer of Garu, Emmanuel Asore Voka was overwhelmed by the quick response to the development.
The construction of the 6-unit classroom block is expected to take three months and the contractor for the project, Wembley Construction, has pledged to complete it within the stipulated period.
Head teacher of the Teong primary school, Yida Naaba Timothy said the Teong Primary school has just four classrooms for a population of 240 pupils from class one to six hence classes have to be combined.
Pupils in the upper classes also sit on the floor to study due to lack of furniture.
The school was set up by the community members 15 years ago. Head teacher of the school says although the Ghana Education Service absorbed the school in 2010, it is yet to respond to their plight.
Yida Naaba Timothy was grateful to McDan Foundation for coming to their aid.