A group of students pursuing a Master’s programme in Development Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has donated quantities of protective items to pupils of New Koforidua basic schools in the Juaben Municipality.
The items included face masks, Veronica buckets, liquid soaps, tissue papers, hand sanitizers as well as information and communication materials on the disease.
Mr Paul Akuamoah Boateng, Team Leader, who presented the items, said the gesture by the students who are specializing in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, was to support government’s efforts in curbing the further spread of the coronavirus in the country.
It was also to motivate the teachers and the final year pupils who were preparing for their final examinations to feel safe and protected in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.
Additionally, Mr Boateng said, the initiative formed part of the group’s field practice aimed at promoting and sustaining developmental cause in the rural and poverty-prone communities.
The group, which was working under an operational name: “Network for Sustainable Development (NFSD)” also has a focus of pursuing social enterprising and development activities in the rural communities after graduation.
Mr Boateng stressed the need for individuals and business organizations to prioritize the development and progress of rural communities in their corporate social responsibility activities to help improve the living conditions of people in rural and deprived communities.
Mr Evans Anning, the Head Teacher of the school, commended the group for the gesture and urged all organizations with similar development focus to emulate the gesture and support needy communities.
Mr Kwaku Siaw, the Unit Committee Chairman of the area, commended the group and urged the pupils to focus on their studies to pass their final examination.
He also urged them to observe all the coronavirus preventive and protection measures to stay safe from the disease.