Action Aid Ghana, a Non?Governmental Organization has presented furniture valued at GH?92,000 to some deprived schools in the Upper East Region.
The furniture included 700 dual desks, 40 teacher?s chairs and 30 teacher?s tables.
Some of the beneficiary schools are the Zebilla and Zabugu Primary Schools in the Bawku West District, the Widantenga Primary School in the Bawku Municipal and Tinzug Primary School in the Talensi District.
The Bawku West District benefited from 331 dual desks, 12 teacher?s tables, 13 teacher?s chairs whilst the Talensi District had 163 dual desk, seven teacher?s tables and 11teacher?s chairs. The Bawku Municipal got 206 dual desks, 11teacher?s tables and 16 teachers? chairs.
The Country Director of AAG, Mr Sumaila Abdul-Rahman, who presented the items, stated that the gifts were made based on needs assessment of the schools in these Districts, where it has been established that most of the pupils laid on their stomachs to write, hence the donation.
He noted that the Bawku West District was the birth place of AAG and indicated that AAG would continue to partner government to accelerate the development of the Region.
The District Chief Executive for the Bawku West, Mr Simon Ayande Agbango, thanked AAG for its swift response to the request.
He said government could not tackle all the numerous problems confronting education in the country, and appealed to AAG and other NGOs to continue to support development in the districts.
The other Political heads of the beneficiary Districts also lauded AAG for complimenting government efforts in development particularly in education.
Mr James Kusi-Boama, the Programmes Manager of AAG stated that over the years his outfit has supported in building the capacities of School Management Teams, Parent-Teacher Associations and organization of Annual Girls Camps for basic schools in the Region.
He entreated parents to invest in their children?s education.