A non-denominational christian ministry, the Army of Eagles Ministry, has donated 50 new dual desks to the Adeiso Presbyterian Junior High School in the Eastern Region.
The Founder and General Overseer of the ministry, Samuel Sowatey, who presented the desks at a brief ceremony, said children were the future of the country and for that reason, there was the need to create a suitable and comfortable learning environment for them.
He said comfortable furniture complemented the concept of active learning, which enabled students to collaborate with their peers and teachers in a productive setting, bringing out their creativity and critical thinking.
“With this in mind, we have decided to improve students' learning experiences at the Adeiso Junior High School by providing them with 50 desks to aid in classroom comfort.
“We feel this will help us develop a better future for these students,” Mr Sowatey said.
He explained that the ministry’s vision was to stand with deprived communities to enable them leverage their God-given talents to make an impact across generations.
“As a Christian organisation, we usually hold outreaches and it was during one of our scouting trips that we noticed the need in this school and felt the need to support it,” Mr Sowatey added.
He stated that the gesture was, therefore, driven by the need to support deprived areas in the northern part of the country
“As we identify more needs, we would need support and welcome those who would want to be part of this vision,” he said.
Mr Sowatey used the opportunity to thank the Vice-,Chancellor of the UPSA, Professor Abednego Okoe Amartey, the Founder of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, and the Chaplain of the Penbroke College of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, James Gardom, for their support of his vision.
In receiving the desks, the Headmaster of the school, Tetteh Okley expressed his profound gratitude for the ministry’s kind gesture.
He said the donation of the desks was a timely intervention because the school was experiencing massive shortage of desks.
“We don’t have enough desks so sometimes our students resort to using blocks as tables so we see this as timely and as God’s intervention that the ministry has come to our aid,” Mr Okley said.