The Tahima Baptist Child Development Programme (TBCDP), a non-governmental organization has installed 10 watts of home solar systems for ten communities in the Tolon and Kumbungu districts to enable students learn at night.
The beneficiary students were selected in the NGO’s sponsored areas from primary and junior high schools in communities that lacked electricity, compelling families to rely on lanterns.
Mr Jacob Adam, Programme Coordinator of TBCDP said his outfit had been sponsoring children in their operational areas, noting that, it was meant to enhance the academic performance of pupils.
He said the beneficiaries were trained on how to use the solar lanterns including before and after installation.
Mr Adam said about 1,332 children in three other communities were supplied with exercise books, text books and story books to improve upon their reading and writing skills.
According to him, health and nutrition assessment was also conducted in the Ghulahagu and Cheyohi AME-Zion Primary and Junior High schools, where most children were offered the needed medication including de-wormers to improve upon their health.
In a related development, the TBCDP and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), NGOs had supported the Gbulahagu CHPS centre with three hospital beds and mattresses.
Madam Phelomena Agereeba, who received the beds on behalf of the health post expressed gratitude to the two organizations for their support and advised the community to make good use of the center.
TBCDP organized a Christmas party for Cheyohi and Gbulahagu school children to fraternize and socialize with other children.