Three schools benefit from deprive village Denmark -Ghana Aid
Stories from Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
Deprived Village Denmark-Ghana Aid, a non-profit making organisation located at Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality, since its establishment some 11 years ago, has brought to the fore the meaning of its aim and mission.
The aim and mission of the Kpong-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) is to promote and support individuals and institutions, particularly, those in deprived areas, with relative materials for their operations.
So far, over 20 institutions, including schools and heath facilities, have benefited from the kind gesture of the NGO, which is determined to support and improve the life of others, but under serious financial challenges.
Despite the financial challenges, the organisation, last Friday embarked on its mission through the presentation of educational materials to three schools, with two in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality and Adentan in the Greater Accra Region.
The beneficiary schools are Learning Field International School, Ahima Memorial and Revival International School.
They received items such as 225 chairs, 157 tables, 11 chalk boards and three notice boards, for which the NGO spends a minimum of $6,000 a year.
Presenting the items to the schools at a short ceremony in Kpong, the Secretary to the NGO, Mr. Newton Dutenya, hinted that the improvement of the ordinary people person was a major concern to the management of the NGO.
Present at the ceremony were the external Coordinator of the NGO, Mr. Daniel Datomoh, Ernest Arku, Operations Officer, and Emmanuel Kumado, Financial Secretary.
Advising the school children, the Secretary urged them to take their studies serious if they intend becoming responsible citizens.
Notwithstanding the kind gesture, the NGO has faced certain few challenges such as long process of clearing the items from the port, and its corresponding taxation and transportation.
Mr. Dutenya, however, appealed to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to help expedite the clearing and taxation of the NGO, since they (management) were doing that to support the government.
He, therefore, called on the management of the beneficiary schools to take good care of the items, since the NGO was going through a tough time to continue with its mission and aim.
Receiving the items on behalf of the other schools, the Headmaster of Learning Field International, Mr. Tony Bents, expressed on behalf of the schools his profound appreciation to the leadership of the NGO.
Like Oliver Twist, the Learning Field International School implored the leadership of the NGO to support the school from time to time.
In a related development, the Kpong-based NGO is constructing an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre to train the youth in the area free of charge, as well as a workshop to provide skills and training for school drop-outs.
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