Brekumase Assembly gets educational fund

Mr Joseph Kwasi Baah Yirenkyi, the Assembly Member for the Brekumase Electoral Area in the West Akyem Municipality, has established an educational trust fund to support needy students in the area.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the first fund raising harvest to support the project, Mr Yirenkyi said his aim was to raise funds to support secondary education of the youth from the area.

He said last year, students of the Brekumase Junior High School scored 100 per cent at the Basic Education Certificate Examination, but only 22 per cent were able to continue their education due to poor financial support from their parents.

He explained that as a way of helping to keep the youth of the area in school, he initiated the fund with the support of the chiefs and people in the area.

The harvest yielded GH¢5, 000 which would be used as seed money for the project.

The chief of the town, Baafour Kwame Ackom, thanked the members of the community for their support for the project.

He said next year, similar harvest would be organized to raise more funds to enable the project to benefit more young people from the area.

Source: GNA

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