Rotaract Club donates GH¢500 worth of stationery to Ringway JHS
The Rotaract Club of Accra-Labone has donated stationery worth GH¢500 to the Ringway Estates Juniour High School in Accra.
The stationery includes Rotaract branded books, board markers, dusters and some learning stickers to aid the students in their study.
The donation which forms part of the club’s half-year project, took place on November 25, 2010.
Mr. Stephen Appiah, President of the club said the club undertakes projects on health, education as well as provision of other social amenities to the community in which the club operates and this donation forms part of that undertaking.
Mr. Appiah said, the donation is one of the many that the club intents to make and this is just the first step.
“This is the first step to support the school and also to motivate the students in their upbringing to make their education meaningful and we think supporting this school is in the right direction” he said.
He also appealed to corporate Ghana to partner clubs such as Rotaract to identify some of the problems in the community and solve them since it is their responsibility to give back to society.
Upon receiving the items on behalf of the school, the Headmistress of Ringway Estates JHS, Mrs. Margaret Quaafu thanked the club for the kind gesture and assured the club that the items will be distributed fairly to all students.
Mrs Quaafu however said the school is facing a number of challenges. She said because the school is not fenced, criminals sometimes break into the school to steal some of their items and also the school faces shortage of water which makes it difficult for the students to have good hygiene.
“We need some few things such as fencing of the school, a tank to store water when there is shortage, a canteen where the students can eat and also the major problem now is to empty the septic tank because it is full.”
She said the school has not gone through a total renovation but because of the capitation grant they are able to repair some of the items that needed to be fixed.
The school prefect, Master Michael Boateng, thanked the club for the donation.
By Ekow Quandzie
Ghana could use more charitable work like this from individuals and organizations. GOD BLESS GHANA,GOD BLESS ROTARY and GOD BLESS ROTARACT.