ActionAid hand over girls 6-unit classroom to Sagnarigu education directorate
ActionAid Ghana has handed over a 6-unit classroom girls’ model primary school to the chiefs and the Sagnarigu municipal education directory.
The project, funded by the Barrowman Foundation of the United Kingdom has all ancillary facilities including a girls dressing room, a library, office and store, staff common room, eight-seater KVIP toilet facility, urinals and water facility to provide pipe borne water to ensure good hygiene.
Action aid Ghana in 2017 constructed a model girls Junior High School (JHS) for girls both within and outside the municipality.
Acting County Director of Action Aid Ghana, Mr John Ankaw during the handing over ceremony expressed the hope the school will encourage better school attendance in the municipality.
The project, Mr Ankaw said is part of Action Aid’s ‘Improving access to quality education for the children in Ghana project’.
The project the country director added is being implemented in two districts in upper east and Bono regions with the aim of improving access to quality education through constructing school facilities, supporting activities to increase access and retention of girls in particular and working with local communities towards a better future for their children.
The school Mr Nkaw added was also to complement efforts in dealing with violence against girls in school. Action Aid he assured will continue to work with Sagnarigu and other projects and the school authorities to ensure a friendly community and school environment for effective teaching and learning.
The project he said will also empower the girls in the community, train the patrons of the girls Clubs and encourage reporting of cases of violence against girls for needed action. Good facilities and infrastructure Mr. Nkaw noted are important for producing good educational outcomes.
Immediate past Country Director of ActionAid Ghana now Chief Executive Officer of Northern Development Authority, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Sumaila who started sourcing funds for the project thanked all stakeholders for recognizing his role in securing funds for it.
The project, Mr Sumani said, will in the long term be supported to promote girl’s empowerment in the Sagnarigu municipality and the region as a whole.
He appealed to the managers of the facility to maintain and also encourage girls to go to school. ‘I remember because of this facility I have to fly to London twice to be able to pitch to ensure that we get money to execute this project and it worthy’ Alhaji Sumaila recounted.
The donor, Barrowman Foundation he stated was ever ready to commit more money into the development in the Sagnarigu municipality.