South Birim Rural Bank donates to Akyem Swedru SHS
The South Birim Rural Bank has donated GH¢10,000 to the Akyem Swedru Senior High School (AKISS) for the renovation of its classroom and dormitory blocks.
The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the bank, Bernadette Addo-Danqua, who made the presentation last Friday, said the gesture was in response to an appeal made by the management of the school to the bank at the school's 52nd anniversary celebration to assist in the development of the institution.
She advised the school's management to utilise the money for the intended purpose in order to continue to receive more assistance from the financial institution.
Mrs Addo-Danqua urged the students to eschew arrogance and attach special importance to their education for them to become responsible future leaders to assist in the development of their community in particular and the nation at large.
She admonished them to eschew the consumption of narcotic drugs, which could negatively affect their education and health.
The board chairperson enjoined the students to be law abiding and be respectful to the school authorities and the elderly in society, stressing that they should refrain from get-rich-quick attitudes at the expense of their education.
She said the donation to AKISS was the second in five months that the bank had assisted a senior high school in its catchment area.
According to her, the bank in September 24, 2022 donated GH¢10,000 to the Oda Senior High School for the rehabilitation of the girls' dormitory block whose roof was ripped off by a severe rainstorm in early 2022.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank, Gladys Okyere, also admonished the students to study very hard for them to become important intellectuals in future.
The Assistant Headmistresses of Administration and Academic, Sophia Anku and Lydia Achiaa ,respectively, who jointly received the money, were grateful to the bank for the gesture and promised to use it for the intended purpose.
They seized the opportunity to appeal to the government, well-to-do individuals and non-governmental organisations to help improve infrastructure in the school.