Koforidua Rotary donates to school

BY: Daily Graphic
 Staff, students and members of the Rotary Club, Koforidua, at the presentation ceremony.

The Koforidua branch of Rotary International, Ghana, has donated a quantity of teaching and learning materials worth $13,000 to the Bright Star International School at Pepawani-Kwamekrom in the Akuapem North District in the Eastern Region.

The items included 16 brand new HP laptops, four desktop HP computers, a canon projector and a 23-seater Benz Sprinter bus valued at $77,000.

The President of the Club, Mr Philip Appiah-Kubi, who presented the items, said their aim was to become a blessing to the less privileged in the society and also contribute its quota in developing education in the rural areas.

Mr Appiah-Kubi advised parents not to spend unduly on funerals and parties, but to invest in the education of their wards.

Kind gesture

The Headmaster of the school, Mr Isaac Adom, who received the items, said he was overwhelmed by the kind gesture demonstrated by the club.

He assured members of the club that the school would use the items to enhance education and promote the good upbringing of the children in the school.

The Project Committee Chairman of the Koforidua Rotary Club, Mr Daniel Ohene-Adu, said the bus was to aid the children who lived far from the school to commute to and from school.

He gave an assurance that they would soon present tables and chairs to the school, and also build playgrounds for the children, in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Gardens.

The Kyidomhene of Kwamekrom, Odikro Kwame Abosey, commended the club and appealed to the government, other philanthropists and civil society organisations to help build a public toilet and market for the community.