Atwima partners German institution to provide quality education to children
Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II, Atwimahene, who made this known, said the Council has decided to make the provision of quality education in the area, one of its utmost priorities, to ensure that the youth, the country’s future workforce, obtains quality basic education that could propel them to attain higher academic laurels.
Speaking at a durbar in honour of Madam Torita Wolfart, a German national, who has been made a development queen in the area, he said the provision of quality education for children at the tender age, is crucial to unearth their talents, develop their potentials and provide them with skills to contribute to national development.
Madam Wolfart, an artist and English teacher from Maunau in Germany, is visiting the Ghanaian/German school to undertake a project that would help provide quality education to the children to unearth their potentials and also teach them to be proficient in the German language.
Nana Brempong said, under that partnership children from the school would have the opportunity to liaise with their colleagues in Germany in exchange programmes in education and culture to boost their self-confidence.
He reminded the parents in the community of their responsibilities towards the development of their children and urged them to try to always provide the educational needs of their children.
Nana Brempong also called on teachers to make the school environment very friendly and attractive to children to keep them in school.
Mr Kofi Karikari Osei-Wusu, Administrator of the school, said the school, established about 10 years ago, was to help provide vocational and technical training for the youth, but after the introduction of the free Senior High School policy by the government, the school is now operating at full capacity.
He said, the conversion of the school into a basic school was championed by Nana Brempong, who was eager to ensure that quality education is provided to the children in the area.
Mr Osei-Wusu said the school which was started with three children four years ago, now has 200 children, who are provided with two free meals a day together with some teaching and learning materials to encourage them remain in school at all times.
He called for support to provide additional infrastructure for the school.
Madam Wolfart, on her part, pledged to offer the needed support to ensure its growth and expansion, saying this would help in the acquisition of quality education.