The 1994 Year Group of Christ the King International School in Accra has demonstrated unexpected alms-giving as ‘John Holmes’ once said that there is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
The old students of Christ the King International School donated 55 school uniforms to pupils in deprived communities in the Akuapem North Municipality in the Eastern Region, as part of activities to commemorate the 29th celebration of the school.
The kind gesture was in collaboration with As I Grow (AIG), an Akuapem-Larteh based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that focuses its activities on deprived communities in the country.
According to the leader of the group, Nana Ama Ahwoi, the year group considered supporting these young girls and boys with the school uniforms to advance quality teaching and learning, as well as to inject refreshed confidence among them.
Nana Ama Ahwoi, who is also the Acting Head, Corporate Affairs and Digital Brand Marketing at Zenith Bank Ghana, averred that the donation would go a long way to motivate the pupils to study harder to become good leaders in society and the country at large.
The leader of 1994 Year Group, an experienced communications professional with keen interest in Stakeholder Engagement, Media Relations and Campaigns, Digital Marketing, Events and Product Launches, stated that the group was focused on supporting the younger generation to get better education and attain higher standards in life.
She gave the assurance of the readiness of the group to support the Akuapem-Larteh based NGO, and by extension deprived communities, and called on other concerned individuals and groups to contribute their widow’s mite towards making our communities a paradise.
The group charged parents, teachers, NGOs and society to rise to the occasion of advancing the quality life of their members and help fight teenage pregnancy that was gradually becoming a canker in deprived communities.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIG, Mr. Isaac Debrah Bekoe, made a separate donation on the same day to Atwetwerede D/A Basic School, where almost all the children come to school without uniforms.
The farming community was momentarily reduced to a jamboree and wild jubilation when the children were presented with the uniforms and shoes by the NGO.