June 13, 2024
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Rotary Club of Sunyani East hands over security fence, computer lab to Nwawasua M/A Basic School

Rotary Club of Sunyani East has commissioned a security fence around Nwawasua Municipal Assembly (M/A) Basic School in the Sunyani East Municipality of the Bono Region.

The wall covers the school’s land size of about 5 acres to ward off encroachers.

The Club, with funding support from partner Rotary International Clubs, also commissioned about 20 computers and accessories to enhance the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology.

Veronica Ama Yeboah, Rotarian President, Sunyani East Rotary Club

The school, in a farming community, has a population of 548 students, comprising Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior High Schools, with 35 teachers.

The commissioning forms part of the Club’s 10th-anniversary celebration, a period within which they have provided selfless service to communities.

Rotary Club of Sunyani East commissioning Nwawasua MA Basic School Fence

Rotarian President, Veronica Ama Yeboah, said reports of constant invasion of the school by some residents especially during class hours are a distraction for the students and teachers.

“Some people drive through the school compound during school hours with their farm yields and sometimes call their children out of the classrooms to assist them. Animals also have a field day at the school causing a mess”.

She added that some residents also use the school’s place of convenience.

RTN Ama Yeboah said the situation strengthened their resolve to provide “this long security fence which will not only provide a conducive and serene learning environment for the pupils but also ward off encroachers to secure the land for future expansion”.

She revealed that the Rotary Club of Sunyani East, over the past decade, has provided infrastructural support to the Nwawasua M/A Basic School to the tune of $70,000.

“We have provided this school with dual desks for classes 1 to JHS 2 to end pupils sitting on kitchen stools or on the bare floor to study”, she said. 

“We have also provided over 4,000 copies of exercise books, a set of drums to boost their interest in traditional drumming and dancing, a set of football jerseys, ceiling fans in the classrooms, mechanized an existing borehole, and renovated the old dilapidated KG block”, she further said. 

The not-for-profit club, in the next two months, is expected to hand over a 14-unit latrine to the school to improve the sanitation needs of the school.

In appreciating all Rotarians whose financial contributions, dedication and commitment led to the realization of these projects, she reiterated that “Rotary always gives, and the only thing we ask in return is proper maintenance of the facilities we provide so that projects can last and be of benefit to the generation yet unborn.”

Rev. Father Charles Ansu Komor, Headteacher of M/A basic school, expressed his gratitude to the club but appealed to the municipal assembly, groups and individuals to come to their aid in the provision of internet connectivity, adequate classroom blocks, furniture for both students and teachers and re-grassing of the football pitch, among others.

Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Ansu Kumi, on behalf of the school and other stakeholders, thanked the club for the gesture.

He assured the members that the assembly would continue to collaborate with them to ensure that other communities would also be touched by their benevolence.

Mr Kumi urged more people to join Rotary Club so that, through their contributions, they can continue to support needy communities in education, health, and sanitation.

He, however, said the assembly is taking steps to address some of the challenges of the school.

The security fence and the computer lab became a reality through the benevolence of Sunyani East, Nanaimo Oceanside, Nanaimo, Nanaimo Daybreak, Tacoma, Edmonton Downtown, Qualicum Beach, Duncan Daybreak, District 5020 & MIG Rotary Clubs.

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