Mr. Alhassan Suyuhini, the member of parliament (MP) for Tamale North constituency, has encouraged pupils of the Bishop JHS/ Primary to take their learning seriously. According to the legislator, education is the only weapon one can use to change the world. He was speaking at the launch of a street library at the Bishops Cluster of schools compound.
The street library project is one of the major programmes embarked upon under the Social Education Development and Rural Volunteer Programme (SEDARVP) Ghana. The street library project offers a rare glimpse into this special part of the world, so rich already in its own traditions and culture, to give voice to the voiceless, who never would have had the chance.
The project is to help promote a reading and learning culture among young persons. SEDARVP-Ghana is a Ghanaian-Danish non-governmental organization, whose core objective is to recruit mostly young people within and outside Ghana to undertake voluntary work for the good of society.
Mr. Suhuyini, who was the guest speaker, advised the pupils to make good use of the opportunity. The MP, who is passionate about education, called on parents to make the enrolment of their wards in school a top most priority. He expressed his support for the progress of the project, saying: "Your current destination should not be a barrier to achieving academic excellence, but with hard work and determination."
The President and Founder of SEDARVP-Ghana, Mr. Abukari Shaibu Neindow noted that the inauguration of the street library is indeed a milestone for the development of the community. It will no doubt serve as a model of co-operation, sharing and goodwill.
He added that education is one of the main and most important keys to give the youth, a chance for young people to play an active role as the protagonists who will shape the future. The street library, he mentioned, is not only for the benefit of the Bishops schools but for the entire constituency to improve their reading and sharpen their learning skills. The programme climaxed with a quiz competition among the JHS and primary school pupils, with each participant presented with an award.
By: LILIAN D. WALTER