A new nine-unit classroom block with a Mosque, has been built for the Saquafiyya Islamic Junior High School in the Obuasi Municipality.
The facility was initiated and completed by two Arab brothers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Hassan Al- Karbi and Saad Al Quarni.
At a short ceremony to inaugurate the projects, Hassan Al- Karbi said they were moved to assist the school after one Alhaji Abdul Basit informed them about the plight of the school.
He appealed to Muslim parents to make the education of their children a priority by investing in it.
He again called on Muslims to unite and support each other.
“As Muslims, we should not always rely on the benevolence of others.
We should unite, work hard and support each other.
This is the only way the Muslim communities can develop”, he stated.
Mr Suleman Dawud, who represented the Municipal Director of Education, commended the two brothers for coming to the aid of the school.
He said though the government was doing its part to assist the school, the benevolence of individuals and groups was needed to complement the efforts of the government.
Mr Dawud charged Muslim parents to prioritize the education of their children saying, Islam was founded on the tenets of education.
He recalled the Islamic history and said when the Quran was handed over to Prophet Muhammad, he was told IQRA, which meant ‘to recite’.
He said, “one cannot recite if he does not know anything, hence knowledge acquisition is compulsory for all Muslims “.
Whiles praising the two brothers for their kind gesture, Mr. Dawud appealed to them and other benevolent organisations to help develop and complete a project that was handed over to the Obuasi Chief Zongo by the Muslim Workers Association, to be converted into a Vocational school to train the youth in the area.
Alhaji Abdul Karim Cesay, a representative of the Obuasi Chief Zongo, appealed to the school authorities to take good care of the facilities and make them useful to the present and future generations of the school.