International Needs Ghana (INGH), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to transforming and changing lives through community development, has built a three-unit classroom block for the Lasievenu Global Basic School in the North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region.
The block, with an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre, lab, a library, store room and the headmaster’s office was inaugurated on Monday to cater for 70 junior high school students. It is to help relocate students from a classroom with a thatched roof to a modernised facility.
Through its Education and Development programme, with funds from Northbrook Church in the United States of America (USA), the organisation has established 10 schools over the years in the Volta Region, and also created opportunities for people in some deprived communities in Ghana.
Addressing the students and people of the community, the Executive Director and President of International Needs USA, Professor Michael Cooper, said his organisation was committed to assisting the community and expressed the hope that other entities would emulate their gesture.
He also encouraged the students to learn very hard, especially those in their final year, to make better grades in the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Prof Cooper also urged all parents and guardians to be involved in the education and welfare of their children because “they are the future leaders and they need the necessary support to make it in life.”
For his part, the Communications Director of INGH, Mr Joseph Gordon Mensah, said the organisation was ready to help the community and also partner the government and other stakeholders to improve the quality of education in the area.
The Headmaster of the Lasievenu Global Basic School, Mr Julius Coffie, expressed his gratitude to the NGO and said the current problem facing the school was lack of accommodation for the staff of about 14 teachers, and, therefore, appealed to the government and the NGO to build a bungalow for the teachers to ease the stress of having to travel from long distances to and from school every day.