Mfantsipim USA to raise $1 million for school

BY: Daily Graphic
Seated from left to right: Emmanuel Dadson, Rev Casely Hayford, Pratt Abrokwa, James Morgan and Dr Kwame Twum Baah
Seated from left to right: Emmanuel Dadson, Rev Casely Hayford, Pratt Abrokwa, James Morgan and Dr Kwame Twum Baah

The Old students of Mfantsipim School (MOBA) based in the United States have raised more than $185,000 in cash and pledges towards an endowment fund for the school.

It formed part of the overall target of raising $1 million within the next 10 years for the setting up of the Mfantsipim Endowment Fund (MEF).

The amount was realised during the MOBA-USA annual dinner-dance and fundraiser held on May 26, 2018 at the Martins Crosswinds in Maryland. The dinner climaxed a three-day schedule of activities by MOBA-USA.

The oldest MOBA in attendance was 99-year-old Charles H. Bartels of MOBA 1938 who becomes a centenarian in October 2018.

Encouraging amount

Speaking during the event, the President of MOBA USA, Mr Pratt Abrokwa, described the amount realised as very encouraging.

That, he explained, was because it was the second year since the MOBA-USA decided to raise money to support the school.

“We want to help not just with infrastructure projects within the school but to ultimately free the school of dependence on the Ghana Education Service,” he said.

School progress

The Guest Speaker, Mr Kojo Siaw Ofori-Atta asked the Board of Trustees for the MEF to prioritise and embark on an honest assessment of factors militating against the school’s progress.

“This assessment should be wide-ranging, from management, academics, student life, culture, resources and counselling,” he said, stressing that that would form the basis for the school to re-engineer itself for success.