Pencils of Promise inaugurates 500th school project in Volta region

By Ebenezer Sowah, GNA

Adzinukope (V/R),
Mar. 15, GNA – Pencils of Promise (PoP), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with
a focus on education has completed and inaugurated its 500th school project
worldwide at the Adzinukope in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.

PoP has been
supporting countries such as Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana for the past
10 years with educational infrastructure and materials especially in rural
areas to bring relief and joy to children of school going age.

Mr.  Freeman Gobah, Country Director, PoP,
speaking at the inauguration of the five-unit classroom block with ancillary
facilities at Adzinukope M.A. Basic School, expressed gratitude to people who
supported the goal of increasing access to quality education by building clean
and safe schools for rural and developing communities for the past 10 years.

He also acknowledged
efforts of the Municipal/ District Assemblies, Members of Parliament, Ghana
Education Service and communities within which they had worked for the past
decade.

Mr. Gobah said though
PoP had been in Ghana for barely six years, it had initiated and completed 150
school projects in 24 Districts in Volta, Oti and Eastern Regions.

He commended the
chiefs and people of Adzinukope for their contribution, which led to the
completion of the three unit primary and two unit kindergarten blocks in
“record time” of four months.

Mr. Gobah assured the
authorities of the school that they would soon be part of the teacher support
programme by PoP.

Mr. Maxwell Quophy
Blagodzie, Outgoing Deputy Volta Regional Minister commended PoP for successfully
providing educational infrastructure for deprived schools making education
“meaningful” in Ghana for the past six years.

He said government
would continue to make “giant” strides in providing physical space for NGOs to
support with educational infrastructure as demonstrated by PoP.

Mr. Anthony
Avorgbedor, Municipal Chief Executive, Ketu North said the Assembly appreciated
the efforts of PoP and said the projects would ease the pressure on government.

He assured that the
project would be put to good use and was hopeful that the School Feeding
Programme would also help enrol more pupils into the school.

Mr. Edward Deku,
Headmaster, Adzinukope M.A. Basic School said but for the intervention of PoP
classes one to three would still be sharing classes with the upper class.

He expressed
gratitude to PoP and appealed for computers to enhance quality teaching and
learning of ICT in the school.

GNA

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