Obra Foundation, an NGO based in the Upper West Akim District has aided in the building and commissioning of a multi-purpose School Toilet, Urinal and Hand Wash Based Facility.
The facility was put up at Adu Kofi.
According to the CEO of the foundation Mr James Boamah Mensah, The Organization realized that the facility was a need that the school did not have.
This impeded smooth learning as parents send their wards to the nearby schools as a result.
Therefore, with the aim of ensuring and contributing to universal, equal, equity and quality basic education, in a good environment, the project was initiated.
Other collaborators to the facility included the District Assembly, Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, Ghana Police Service, and Traditional Authorities, Women Groups, Youth Associations/Clubs and Community members.
The project was financed with sponsorship from the America Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program and Upper West Akim District Assembly.
The total cost of the facilities is GHC 38,935.00
The Donor agency provided 90% of the total cost while the District Assembly provided a matching fund of 10% including technical support.
The community through the SMC/PTA assisted by providing land and unskilled labour.
In a speech delivered by Mr Kofi Adu, he said, several feats have been achieved by the school since the project began, notable among them is that the school is currently out of the zero performance of BECE results in the District.
Obra foundation has aided in some other achievements which include:
- Capacity building of the School Management Committee
- Improved instructional materials
- Regular PTA/SMC meetings
- Building the trust of parents in the school within the community
- Teacher-Pupils retention rate improved
- The promotion of Sports and games
- Restoration of discipline
Present at the commissioning was the Hon. District Chief Executive of the district, Hon Eugene Sackey, The District Coordinating Director, District Education Director, Representatives from Donors, Representatives from the American Embassy, Traditional Elders, School Management Committee and Parent Teachers Association members