The SABRE Charitable Trust, a United Kingdom Non-governmental Organization has entered a memorandum of understanding with the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) municipality to link up Brenu-Akyinim and Chesham High school in the UK for educational exchange programmes.
This has resulted in some students from the Chesham high school visiting Brenu-Akyinim school to help in its completion and refurbishment and the creation of a textile centre as well as donation of sewing machines to school.
Mr Gabriel Gademori, the KEEA Municipal director of education made this known at the inauguration of a $100,000 three-classroom block for lower primary for Ayensudo in the KEEA municipality on Tuesday.
The Structure jointly funded by Tullow Ghana Limited and SABRE Charitable Trust has a seating capacity of 180 for pupils in KGI, KG2, and Nursery, as well as a storeroom, office, washrooms and playing field.
Mr Gademori said the SABRE Trust also had a Link-teacher programme where teachers from the partner schools in Ghana visited the U.K for short courses to enhance their skills.
He commended SABRE Charitable Trust for its contributions towards education in the municipality, stressing that since 2008 the Trust had provided teaching and learning materials to schools in Ayensudo Islamic, Bantuma M/A KG, Besease KG, Brenu-Akyinim KG, Bronyibima, Dwabor and Egyiekrom KG .
The Municipal director said the new school would take care of the foundation of their children’s education, adding that education was indispensable bedrock of any individual and the only legacy that a parent could bequeath to his children.
Mr Gademori however expressed concern about the bad behavior some children had adopted in the area, which he said, was detrimental to their future development.
According to him, some school children had occupied themselves with negative practices including attendance to video shows, long wake-keeping at funerals resulting in many pregnancies, high drop out rates, armed robbery and “sakawa”.
Mr Gademori described the situation as very dangerous for the future of the children and that his out fit was doing everything possible to curb the situation. He called on parents to help curb the canker and gave the assurance that the education directorate would give the SABRE Charitable Trust projects the needed support.
Mr David Lawie, a director at Tullow said their support of the project was a positive demonstration of its commitment to delivering social enterprise in the country.
He said it was Tallow’s vision of supporting and providing integrated and effective education solutions as a direct response to the government’s education reform policy that made kindergarten a part of mainstream primary education .
Alhaji Ibrahim Abu, chief of the Zongo community, thanked Tullow and the Trust for the project and said it would help to increase child enrollment in the school, and gave the assurance that they would continue to maintain the school to enhance its life span.