The National Partnership for Children’s Trust, in collaboration with the HCF bank and ECOBANK has awarded scholarships in the sum of GH¢10,146.00 to over 60 students across the country.
The scholarship is to support brilliant but needy children to go through the Junior High school, Senior High School to the tertiary level.
Mrs Judith Sawyerr, Vice Chair, National Partnership for Children’s Trust, said the scholarship scheme was adopted about a decade ago with the idea of supporting children to obtain better education and reduce the burden of parents who may have financial problems.
She said the scheme also provides students with books, uniforms, stationery, and pay BCCE registration fees as well as equip schools with furniture, library materials, and support teachers to acquire the requisite skills to be able to teach students well.
She said students were selected based on their performance at the various levels, and on the the advise of teachers and school authorities.
“Most of the students do not pass their BECE examination because they cannot read and write well, this has been confirmed by the Ghana Education Service. We have therefore organized reading clinics for student in the Junior High School to improve their results.”
Ms Sawyerr urged the students to take advantage of the opportunity and try as much as possible to learn hard, focus on their studies, and make sure to attain greater heights on the educational ladder, and called on other organisations to support the cause.
Mr Roland Akosah, Chairman, National Partnership for Children’s Trust, said in a modern society, one cannot survive without education, and urged the students to apply themselves studiously to the school work.
He expressed gratitude to HFC and ECOBANK as well as all anonymous sponsors for partnering the scheme over the years.