A United States-based philanthropist, Mr. Moussa Touh aka Prince Wadada Nlassindi, through his NGO, Africodia foundation has donated assorted library books worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to support Umar Bun Hatab Islamic basic school and Amrahea Admah Junior High School (JHS) in the Madina and Adentan Municipalities respectively.
According to him, he decided to support the staff and pupils of the two schools as his little contribution toward teaching and learning in the two sister municipalities.
Presenting the books to the schools at a separate function, the US-based philanthropist re-echo the need for individuals to support schools and other public institutions in their localities as a way to complement what the central government is doing.
According to him, government alone cannot provide everything the communities need to improve their livelihood thus the need for individuals, faith-based organizations, and Non-Governmental Organisations to come to the aid of the vulnerable in the society.
For instance, many of the public basic schools in the Madina and Adentan Municipalities all in the Greater Accra Region visited are without library rooms due to limited infrastructure facilities. Most of these schools even though are support by the Ghana Book Development Council (GBDC), their books are stored in a container that serves as a makeshift library facility, school authorities tell us the books are limited.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Adentan Constituency who received the books on behalf of Amrahea Admah JHS underscores the need for a conscious effort by government and all stakeholders to ensuring that public basic schools have the needed facilities for effective teaching and learning.
This he said is the best way to providing quality education but not just making it free.
The Adentan lawmaker, handing over the books donated to the management of the school believe successive governments have not made a conscious effort to deliver the holistic educational infrastructure needed to attain academic excellence in the public schools.
In another development Africodia Foundation, before the presentation of books to the two schools also presented some medical equipment and assorted items to Anyaboni CHPS Compound in the Eastern Region.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH