A Non-governmental Organization KNB Community Development Centre (KNB CODEC) has donated 50 dual desk to pupils of the Potrikrom D/A Primary School in the Ahafo Ano South East District in the Ashanti Region.
The gesture was part of interventions to support schools to contribute to educational growth in the country.
The president of the Centre, Mr. Kofi Nti Boateng during the donation maintained that schools in the rural communities lack basic teaching and learning materials, and it was right for organizations like KNB CODEC to help complement the government’s efforts.
He added that providing support for the less endowed schools will go a long way to address issues of lack of quality teaching and learning in parts of the country.
Mr. Kofi Nti Boateng further said, “As an organization, we prioritize community development, and we seek to always provide support to the less privileged in education, health, agriculture and other aspects as a whole”.
He made the donation during the 4th Graduation Ceremony of the school and called on the government, philanthropists and other benevolent organizations to help support the communities in this direction.
He also urged the community to take education seriously because it helps introduce empowerment.
“Education is the key to turn a weakness into a strength. It offers different tools and ways to understand problems that lay ahead of us and helps resolve them. More importantly, education provides us with considerable mental agility to make the right decisions and spring into action when needed”, he added.
Touching on the importance of girl-child education, the KNB CODEC president pointed out that many types of research show that educated women can more easily stand up against gender bias and marital violence as they have improved their decision-making capabilities.
According to him education develops problem-solving skills.
One of the benefits of education is that the educational system teaches us how to obtain and develop critical and logical thinking and make independent decisions. When children become adults, they are faced with a lot of challenging issues – pay off your student loans, get a job, buy a car and a house, provide for your family, etc. However, if one has spent years educating themselves, they should be able to make sound decisions on these various quandaries.
Mr. Kofi Nti retreated that not only are people able to form their own opinions, but they are also good at finding solid and reliable arguments and evidence to back up and confirm their decisions.
The headteacher of the school who received the gesture on behalf of the Ghana Education Service commended the Centre for the gesture and pledge to put out the furniture to good use.
Story: Idris Ibn Mohammed.