Action Aid Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, has handed over eight building projects to the Ghana Education Service and the political heads of its operational areas in the Upper East Region.
The projects, valued at GHC 585,000.00, form part of its Golden Jubilee celebration.
The school projects are an Early Childhood Development Centre at Gbee; two units of Kindergarten Block at Yagzore in the Talensi District; three units classroom blocks each at Zeogo and Ninkogo in the Bawku West Districts; and a two unit Kindergarten Block at Banse in the Pusuga District.
The other building projects are the rice processing centre at Pwalugu in the Talensi District and the Modern Youth Development Centre at Tongo, also in the Talensi District.
Speaking at separate functions, the Programme Manager of AAG, Mr James Kusi Boama, stated that one of the cardinal principles of his outfit was to promote quality education, which was the bedrock for any nation?s development.
He explained that it was based on this fact that his outfit since its operation in Ghana had constructed more than 110 schools, including three schools for children with disabilities, six child development centres and over 20 teachers? quarters across the six regions of its operational areas.
?Action Aid Ghana expects nothing more than quality education from our schools, where our children will go through BECE with good grades to enable them to continue their education to become responsible future leaders,? he said.
?In the Upper East alone, Action Aid Ghana has provided over 40 school blocks and four teachers? quarters over the 25 years of its operations,? he said.
He said the eight projects were built this year and handed over to the GES
He said similar projects had been handed over to its operational areas in the Brong Ahafo, Greater Accra, Northern, Volta, and the Upper West Regions, were all geared towards marking AAG?s Golden Jubilee Celebration.
The Programme Manager, who impressed upon the GES to post more qualified teachers to the deprived areas, also entreated parents to ensure that they took care of the welfare of their children.
Mr Simon Ayande Agbango, the Bawku West District Chief Executive, who said the District would continue to partner with other development partners in initiating development projects in the Districts, urged other NGOs to emulate the good work of AAG.
AAG is anti-poverty NGO, and has been working in Ghana for the past 25 years.