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EDAIF support deprived education and health institutions in N/R


Export Trade, Development Agriculture and Industrial Fund (EDAIF) has committed a total of two hundred and twenty thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢ 220,000 ) to ten deprived educational and health institutions across the nation.

The institutions selected from each region in Ghana received varied amount in cheque and equipment based on the institution’s pressing need. The nation wide donation according to EDAIF is part of its cooperate social responsibility (CSR) programme to support needy institutions carry out their work.

In the northern region, Jisonaayili Islamic of the Sagnarigu district and Singa Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) in the Kumbungu district are beneficiaries of EDAIF’s corporate social responsibility programme.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony of a 12,000 Ghana cedis cheque to the Jisonaayili Islamic primary school at Jisonnayili, Northern Regional Manager of EDAIF, Mr. Frank Dan Enyimayew explained that, previously the donations were centered only in Accra but the board after deliberations decided to spring it across the country to deprived needy institutions. The support, Mr. Enyimayew explained, was based on needy assessment carried by directorates of both institutions.

In the Upper West region, Nator Duri primary school also received 12,000 Ghana cedis while Manyayiri CHPS compound received a tricycle motor bike customized into an ambulance valued at 13,000 Ghana cedis.

Two institutions in the Upper East Region also received similar donations to enhance their work. The donations to three northern regions are being supervised by a board member of EDAIF, retired army captain Robert Tindana.

A representative of the Saganrigu District Education director, Abukari Ayamga thanked EDAIF for supporting schools within the district and promised that the support will be
put into good use.

Head teacher of Jisonaayili Islamic primary school, Madam Comfort Naami said the support will help reduce some of the challenges facing the school. According to her, the school current population is about 1000 pupils, from kindergarten to primary six with each class containing close to 60 pupils.

This, she said, makes teaching and learning very difficult for teachers and appeal for more support to expand the classrooms. Classrooms are chocked and authorities cannot turn school going-age pupils away, Madam Naami lamented.

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