Through the donation of GH₵ 200,000.00 by Dr Rudolf the community could now boast of two (three-unit classroom blocks), eight- bedroom teachers’ quarters, a borehole, urinary and a place of convenience.
The money was channeled through Brother Dick Vandergeest, a retired Catholic Missionary, who has been using his pension allowance from Holland to provide educational facilities to isolated communities in the Upper West Region.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Bro Vandergeest thanked Dr Rudolf for the donation, adding that through her assistance a similar project is taking place at Kalanhi also in the District.
He also commended the community for offering free labour and demonstrating absolute commitment throughout the project execution period.
Bro Vandergeest appealed to the government to come to the aid of the school with teachers, furniture and learning materials to enable it function effectively.
To the communities he said: “I hope you will maintain the school well. Don’t delay repairing things that get spoiled. Tell the pupils not to spoil anything, and to keep the school and its surroundings neat always.”
Mr Nelson Aborigia, Regional Director of Education thanked Dr Rudolf and Bro Vandergeest for the support, noting that government alone cannot deliver all the educational needs of the country, hence the need for such philanthropic support.
He gave the assurance that teachers would be posted to the school to help the two staff handling the 446 pupils.
Mr Aborigia appealed to parents to help take care of their children’s education by investing in the pursuit.
He asked them to help stem the traditional practice of men eloping with girls or impregnating their daughters by reporting the culprits to the police for action.
Mr Bukari Ahmed Awie, Headmaster of the school and a native of Holomuni community thanked Bro Vandergeest for listening to his plea to come to the aid of his home town when he met him at Gurunbelle where he put up similar project.
He appealed to the District Assembly to provide the locality with a junior high school (JHS) block to enable the children to continue with their education when they complete their primary school.
He said there is a big river dividing Holomuni and Gbantala, the nearest community where pupils from the community could access JHS.
Mr Awie said it is very dangerous for one to cross during the rainy seasons.
By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA