Native of Yonso donates mower to United Primary School
Parents and guardians of the pupils of the United Primary School at Yonso in the Ashanti-Mampong Municipality can now rest easy, as their wards have been relieved of the task of physically weeding the school compound.
This is thanks to William Opoku Agyemang, a native of Yonso and a Nursing Practitioner at the Georgia Regent University in the United States of America, who has provided the school with brand-new mowing equipment to help clear weeds on the school compound.
The school, with the current population of 160 minors (Classes 1 to 6), was previously unable to help weed the school, so anytime the school was bushy, teachers together with parents would have to take it upon themselves to weed the compound to deter predators from attacking these helpless children.
It was a joyous moment for pupils of the school, who had come out in their numbers while on break time, to welcome the good news upon seeing the donors' van enter the school.
An old student of the school, Mr. Opoku Agyemang, who is currently in the US, delegated one Patrick Agyemang, also an old student, together with some relatives, to deliver the equipment to the school on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
In a short remark, Mr. Agyemang told Graphic Online that the donor was closely connected to his alma mater, and that providing the school with the mower was among some major concerns of the school which needed urgent attention.
He urged the school children to dedicate a day or two to pick stones from the compound in order not to cause havoc to the blades of the mower when operating it.
"You have thrown us into a jubilant mood. In fact, we are very appreciative," Daniel Sarfo, the Headmaster of the school, told the donors after he received the equipment on behalf of the pupils.
"This is a timely intervention," he emphasized, and that it has come to lessen the burden of teachers and parents of the school.
According to Mr. Sarfo, the lack of a decent toilet facility in the school, as well as a permanent classroom block for the Kindergarten pupils remained a big challenge for the school.
He also touched on the need to fence the school, adding that encroachment, open defecation, and the invasion of "Wee smokers" remained some of their main concerns.