As effort to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal 4 which is “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all”, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) is appealing to the public for learning materials and logistic to assist a deprived school.
World Inspiring Network (WIN), an NGO committed to humanitarian activities as part of their activities went for scouting to find places where they could contribute to government’s effort in the fulfilment of the SDGs.
Last Thursday, the team visited Osunu Dompe, a deprived community in Greater Accra so they could extend their help.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Organisation, Mr. Jude Raj Asante, he said, it was heart-breaking and pathetic to see almost all students in class four still using slates as their exercise books.
Touching on national development, he pointed out that, they believe government cannot do it alone, therefore they decided to mobilise resources to assist the school to promote quality education in deprived communities.
“During our visitation, we found out that the community has only one primary school which comprises of Nursery to class four (4),” Mr Asante noted.
Mr Asante explained that, the Primary four pupils have no exercise books so they have but no option than to use slates.
The PRO bemoaned that, this goes against the SDG of ensuring there is good education for all.
We have therefore been challenged to embark on an outreach project to this community with every support we may get,” he mentioned.
The organisation has decided to offer a help by providing them with learning materials and other logistics to enhance teaching and learning.
In a separate interview with the headmistress of Osunu Dompe Methodist school, Miss Theresa Adjetey, said is the only school in the community with 54 students currently enrolled.
According to her, the school pleaded if they could support them with items like, Text books, exercise books, school uniforms, pens, pencils, erasers, bowls, football, skipping rope, and many more are the basic things they need currently to enhance teaching and learning.
“We therefore call upon all donors, benevolent Organizations and volunteers to support with the little they can so we create a long lasting smile on the faces of the pupils,” She made a call.
Please, if you want to support with any of the learning materials, you can contact the President of WIN, Mr Maxwell Odonkor on 0541392208 or the PRO on 0247788519.
Editor: Miss Emmanuella Oduro Appiah