An Association in Atlanta-Georgia in the United States called the Northern Ghana Group, last week donated nine laptop computers and a generator to three beneficiary schools in the North Gonja district of the northern region and the Builsa North District of the Upper East Region.
The donation was triggered when a video on social media depicting a pupil teacher, who out of passion drew a computer on a black board to impart knowledge to pupils went viral. The donation was also to improve the learning of ICT to bridge the educational gap between Africa and the entire world.
Beneficiary schools include Mankarigu D/A Junior high school, Jerandogo D/A Junior high school, and Alam Balansa JHS at Sandema. Each school received three laptops. The Association, with membership from the three regions of the north, aims at improving the northern part of the country, especially in the areas of education and other development sectors.
Speaking at the presentation, the chairman of the association, Chief Naa Bin Iddrisu Issahak appealed to teachers of the beneficiary schools to make the computers accessible to the children to learn, rather than keeping them for their personal use. He stated that plans are in place to bring internet connectivity to the various schools.
The North Gonja district director of education, Alhaji Iddrisu Chipurah, who spoke on behalf of the three schools, expressed his profound gratitude to the association for the kind gesture and prayed for Allah’s blessings for the association. He promised that the computers will be used for their intended purpose.
Alhaji Haroun Cambodia, the northern regional director of education, who was also present at the short ceremony cautioned teachers of the beneficiary schools not to let the sacrifices of the association be in vain but rather they should make good use of the computers.
BY: LILIAN D. WALTER