The St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church (SMVAC) has expanded the Centenary School Complex (CSC) in Accra infrastructure to cater for more students.
The expansion was done to provide accommodation for 500 children at both nursery and the primary level.
The extension of the nursery block to a three storey building was part of the activities to mark the 100 years anniversary celebration of SMVAC which was observed on August 3, 2009, on the theme: “Honour the past, imagine a Prosperous future – the change for present generation”.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic during the inaugural ceremony of the church, the Bishop of the Accra Diocese of the Anglican Church, Most Rev Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto, said, the church saw how importance education was hence the expansion of the school facility.
At the ceremony, a cheque for one GH¢1,000 was presented to CSC by the Anglican Educational Unit as part of its contribution towards addressing some of the challenges facing the school.
Most Rev Daniel Torto said social vices in the area had become rampant and “It was hoped that education could help bring change and development in the attitude of the people.
He added that the church was not only contributing to the spiritual aspect of the people but also their physical building and improvement in knowledge .
Most Rev Daniel Torto urged the authorities of the school to put the facilities to good use and to help nurture students in the way of God to become patriotic and responsible citizens.
The Regional Manager of the Anglican Educational Unit, Mrs Suzan Hughes appealed to parent to show more commitment towards the education of the girl-child as it was their right and not a privileged.
She said, educating the girl child prevented teenage pregnancy, corruption and prostitution in society.
Mrs Hughes added that, showing commitment and love to the girl-child would rather encourage her to share every secret with the parent instead of being influenced by peer pressure.
The Consul General of Sweden, Mr Amarkai Amarteifio said the expansion of the infrastructure would greatly affect the total life of the people to contribute more effectively to development of the community.
Story: Jennifer Ansah