The Wailer Foundation, an education-oriented Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based at Adidome in the Central Tongu district of the Volta Region, has donated more than eight hundred (800) assorted story books to the Adaklu Helekpe E. P. Primary School at a brief ceremony at the school’s library.
This was the second time the Foundation supported the school library with such reading materials, aimed among other things at improving the reading skills and abilities of the pupils whose current enrolment stands at almost 400.
The school does not only have the highest pupil enrolment figures in the Adaklu district but also rocks shoulders with many primary schools in spite of its remote geographical location, coupled with its poor infrastructural challenges.
The story books are expected to benefit all school children dotted in an around Helekpe including Sikaman and Avanyawiofe.
Presenting the books to the school, Executive Director of the Foundation, Christopher Vuyani Pappoe stated that his motivation to support the school, was to contribute his widow’s mite towards securing the future laurels of the school children.
According to him, the fact that such children live in very deprived communities is not a guarantee to deprive them of such basic and important schools needs.
Mr. Pappoe, who is also a Morning Show Host of Dela Radio at Adidome, was grateful to a number of individuals such as Justice Ankrah as well as institutions that have been supportive of his vision, assuring that there is more to come in the coming months and years.
Assistant Headteacher of the school, Johnson Agamah who received the story books on behalf of the school, thanked the Wailer Foundation for the gesture.
He disclosed that the establishment of the library at the school in addition to the regular books donation from the Foundation and other institutions, is positively impacting on the academic lives and performance of the pupils.
Mr. Agamah used the occasion to appeal to the Ghana Education Service (GES) and other stakeholders of education in the area to urgently assist the school with mono and dual desks for use by the pupils.
As part of the event, the school’s cultural troupe treated the delegation with some interesting cultural performances to the admiration of all and sundry.