A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Books for Kids Foundation, has donated teaching and learning materials to the Hartford Montessori at Amasaman in the Ga West Municipal Assembly.
The items included books, pencils, crayons, erasers and sharpeners.
The foundation seeks to support deprived schools with books and other learning materials to promote teaching and learning.
The founder, Jennifer Obeng Adom, said she believed education was an important tool to help groom children into becoming responsible people in societies, the reason for which she chose to embark on the book donation project.
Additionally, she said, her main target was schools in rural areas because they had very little support when it came to getting such learning materials.
Book for Kids Foundation
Mrs Adom is a New York-based nurse who started the foundation a year ago with the purpose of donating books and other learning materials to schools in rural areas.
The foundation has so far donated materials worth US$1000 to two schools in the country, one in the Central Region and other in the Ashanti Region.
She said the project started last year where she was able to supply 800 books and other learning aids to about 400 students.
She explained to the Daily Graphic in an interview that she initially funded the donations herself but this year, she had support from other well-meaning individuals who contributed to a dedicated fund set up for the project.
Mrs Adom also called on individuals to support schools with teaching and learning materials
The Proprietress of the Hartford Montessori, Francisca Acheampong expressed appreciation to the donor and was grateful she came all the way from New York to support the school with the items.
“I am thankful to my sister for taking up such a project and choosing this school to make her donation.
I wish to use this opportunity to call on other NGOs and individuals to contribute to such a good cause in order to help these children get proper education,” Mrs Acheampong said.