Rotary Club inaugurates $15,000 water project in Asempaneye
The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central in collaboration with the Rotary club of Nyonkobing F. Vestenborg in Denmark has inaugurated a $15,000 water project at Asempaneye a town in the Eastern Region.
The project included the provision of water for the Asempaneye basic school and the surrounding communities as well as the construction of a flushable Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP) facility for the school.
Mr Victor Yaw Asante, President Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central, said the club initiated its relationship with the village in 2005 due to the prevalent poverty in the society.
He said “the Club was particularly concerned with the dilapidated and the life threatening buildings in which the village children were being educated and decided to commit resources to the rehabilitate the school and its environs”.
He said the Club with assistance from the MTN Foundation, Standard Chartered Bank, some Rotary Club in the United States and Asia, and individual donors had spent over $120,000 rehabilitating the community in Asempaneye.
Mr Asante cited the distribution of stationary to the pupils in basic school, the organization of a polio eradication programmes, the construction of a two classroom block as some of the Club’s initiatives in the village.
“These projects are an example of what Rotarians achieve by placing service above self as we reach within to embrace humanity,” he said.
Mr Peter Thomas Damberg, a member of Rotary Club of Nyonkobing F. Vestenborg, expressed satisfaction with work done by the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central and urged them to continue with the good work.
Emmanuel Appiah Korang, Head teacher of the school praised to the Club for their initiatives and said the pupils would now have a comfortable classroom to study.
He appealed to government to extend the School Feeding Programme to the school in order to ensure that the pupils stayed in school.