NGO hands over educational facility to community

The educational facility which comprises a store, an office, library and a modern toilet facility, was started by Ms Terri Sue Harom, a cherished donor to Compassion International in United State of America (USA).

As a result, she was honoured by the chiefs and people of Gomoa Potsin at the ceremony, by installing her as Nkosoo-hemaa of the town with the stool name Nana Abena Esuon..

Addressing the gathering , Mr Padmore Baffour Agyapong, Country-Director of Compassion International, said the project was initiated five years ago when, Ms Harom visited the community and realized that there was the need to construct new educational facility for the children.

Mr Agyapong said the ngo which has been in existence in Ghana for over nine years aims at nurturing Ghanaian children to grow into responsible adults.

According to the Country-Director, the ngo has, in partnership with local churches, given support to over 54,000 children in 205 communities throughout the country..

He said programmes currently being implemented by Compassion are, Child Survival, Child Development through Sponsorship, and Complementary intervention..

Mr Agyapong commended the local branch of the Abundant Life AME Zion Church at Potsin, for partnering with Compassion to relieve 245 of abject poverty due to financial constraints facing their parents.

He praised the chiefs and people of Gomoa Potsin for releasing a land for the project, and hoped that they would take good care of the facility to prolong its life span.

Ms Harom thanked the people for the honour done her, and pledged to bring more of such assistance to enable more children in the Gomoa Potsin area to enjoy better education.

Nana Barima Oduro, Central Regional Manager of the AME Zion Educational Unit, thanked the donors for the facility, and promised that teachers and church leaders would ensure the proper maintenance of the facility.

He appealed to parents and guardians in the Gomoa East and West Districts to invest heavily in their children’s education, adding that education was the best legacy parents could bequeath to their children.

GNA

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