The Links of New Orleans supports Atasemanso R/C Primary

Members of The Links display the goodies for the school

The Pontchatrain (LA) Chapter of The Links Incorporated from New Orleans in Louisiana in the United States has undertaken a trip dubbed “The Kumasi Mission” and inspected the renovation of classrooms for the Kindergarten department of the Atasemanso Roman Catholic Primary School.

The Links had contributed US$5,000 towards the renovation of the KG project, which was launched in August this year and facilitated on the group’s behalf by the Bridge-To-Africa Connection (BTAC), a USA non-profit making organisation dedicated to investing in education and health in Ghana, through development partners of African Americans in the Diaspora to make a difference.

The group had also donated desks to the school prior to the visit.

Led by Voris R. Vigee, Chief Executive Officer of Volunteers of America (Southeast Louisiana), the 14 members of The Links Incorporated donated learning materials, including school bags, pencils, exercise books and crayons, as well as candies, to the pupils last Friday on their first visit to the school.

Madam Dawn Sutherland, Executive Director of BTAC, thanked the group and hoped they would continue to work to enrich and change the lives of children in Ghana.

Voris R. Vigee expressed the group’s commitment to continue taking care of their own people by uniting and breaking the cycle of slavery to rule the world.

The Links mingle with the kids

She noted that education was important, hence, the mission which they saw as an involving process which had afforded the group the hope of teaching the children, and also learning from them.

She promised that the group would visit Ghana again next year, and invest in another project and support with other resources.

Voris Vigee thanked the teachers of the school for their dedication to moulding the future of the children.

The Headmistress of the Atasemanso Roman Catholic Primary School, Rev. Sister Grace Nuamah, expressed profound appreciation to the group for the support, and hoped the assistance would go a long way to improve the standard and performance of the pupils.


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