GMA 1st Runner-Up gives 5,000 books to schools in Ahafo
The 2020 Ghana Most Beautiful (GMB) First Runner-Up who represented Ahafo Region, Abena Antwiwaa Dapaah, in collaboration with Heavens Black Mosquito Coil, has presented 5,000 exercise books to some selected Senior High and Basic schools in the region to enhance the studies of students.
In an interview with this paper, he said Acherensua Senior High, Kenyasi No.2 Methodist Basic School, Hwidiem Methodist Basic School, Obengkrom D/A Basic School, Ntotroso College of Nursing, Ahafoman Senior High among others are the beneficiary schools.
According to Abena Antwiwaa Dapaah, affectionately called Abena, there are many challenges students and pupils encounter in the region in the line of students, so she thought it prudent to distribute the said materials to minimise the stress they go through.
“I encourage you to make good use of the items provided to aid you have better futures just like your role models,” she stated.
She, therefore, urged parents in the region to invest hugely in their wards’ education irrespective where they find themselves, because doing that is the only means to guarantee better futures for their children.
In addition, Abena told parents not to turn deaf ears to their children who either want to get themselves into apprenticeships or are already in it, because it also pays. “In brief, parents must value their children and help them to have better future,” she advised.
She assured the people of the region of using her position to provide support to ensure that Ahafo is able to competes with other regions at all levels.
At Obengkrom in the Asutifi North District where the D/A Basic School was a beneficiary, the Headteacher, Charles Gyabaah, expressed gratitude to Abena and her team for the support which will impact positively on the children’s education.
The Headteacher made a passionate appeal to individuals, companies, and Non-Governmental Organisations among others to render support to schools in the region, especially, those in the remote areas, because most their teaching and learning materials are not up to standard to help them compete with others.
“Some pupils easily walk away from class anytime there is a class test, because they don’t have exercise books which is pathetic and shows how pupils over here are suffering,” he stated.