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‘Today for Tomorrow Fund’ supports Kumbungu D/A Primary School with 3-unit classroom block


A child’s learning environment is critical to his or her development, particularly in the foundational years. In view of this, ‘Today for Tomorrow Fund’, a non- governmental organization with support from Kumbungu D/A Parent Association has constructed and furnished a three-unit classroom block for pupils of the school to promote conducive teaching and learning environment.

With over 700 pupils in the Kumbungu D /A Primary School, overcrowding is one of the challenges facing pupils of the school. Per the standards of Ghana Education Service, a normal classroom should accommodate 25 to 30 learners for effective teaching and learning.  

But this is not the situation at the Kumbungu D/A Primary School as over 60 pupils are admitted in a classroom which hinders teaching and learning. The situation compelled the PTA of the school to initiate the construction of a three-unit classroom block, but was halted due to financial constraints.

However, the intervention of ‘Today for Tomorrow Fund’ saw the completion and furnishing of the school block. Presenting the facility to school authority in Kumbungu, Director of ‘Today for Tomorrow Fund’, who is also the Presiding Member (PM) for Adentan municipal assembly,  Mahamud Ya- Adzagey says the support is the Fund’s project that intends to provide schools in underserved communities outside the Greater Accra region with the aim of seeing children learn in conducive environment.

“We started this program so where last year, and my team and I decided to built a school’s project and over the years we’ve contributed to certain schools within the greater Accra region, and we decided to do another project outside the region that are underserved and someone suggested that we come to the northern region and as a team we’ve decided to come to the northern region to support them with this school block to reduce conjunction’’. He noted.

Headteacher of the school, while acknowledging some successes of the school also noted the school is faced with several challenges, which include inadequate furniture, limited classroom space among others. He has therefore called for more support.

He said;  the school over the years has achieved so many successes in sport and academics but issues of furniture, and inadequate classroom space are some of the pressing issues confronting the school and we are calling on government, individuals and other organizations to come the aid of the school.’’

The Parent Association Chairman of the school on his part says the new block will help reduce conjunction among pupils.

‘’ The PA is happy to Today for Tomorrow Fund’ for coming to support us, because we started this building and couldn’t complete it due to financial constraints, but luckily on our part they came and we are very happy and excited for their help, at least this will go a long way to ease overcrowding.’’

Meanwhile, NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Ketu North, Eric Edem Agbana has advised parents to invest in the education of their children especially the girl child. According to him, quality education calls for sacrifice, stressing that investing in the education of children is necessary to address child delinquency, and other irresponsible behavior on the part of children who do not have proper upbringing. 

Source: D. Walter

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