Sprout Foundation Africa has supported Eagle Star School Complex in Abura Gyabankurom in the Abura Aseibu Kwamankese District of the Central Region, with building materials and educational materials worth GH¢6,000.00 to aid in the renovation of classroom blocks for the school to promote teaching and learning activities.
The items which were presented to the school in a durbar on Saturday, 30th March, 2019 at the school premises included plywood, roofing sheets, ceiling fans, cement bags, teaching and learning materials including text books, exercise books, boxes of chalk and some cartons of soft drinks.
Sprout Foundation Africa at the durbar which was attended by teachers, parents of pupils of the school and community members, engaged them on personal hygiene and the need for them to pay special attention to the education of the children.
Mr. Johnson Adjei, the Projects coordinator of Sprout Foundation Africa noted that the donation formed part of the organization’s effort to make education accessible to all, adding that “it is also a way of easing the burden of parents and teachers and promoting quality education in the Abura Gyabankurom community.”
He added that the donation followed a letter written to the Foundation by the school asking for support, adding that it was the beginning of the support Sprout foundation Africa would extend to the school and the people of Abura Gyabankurom.
Mr. Adjei encouraged other deprived schools and communities to write to them since the foundation may not discover all the deprived communities in the country in time.
The founder of Eagle Star School Complex, Mr. John Ampiah, who received the items on behalf of the school expressed appreciation to Sprout Foundation for coming to their aid when they wrote to them for support and assured the foundation that the school would put the materials to good use.
Mr. Ampiah indicated that he established the school in 2014 to augment the only government school in the community which was deprived of social amenities, adding that “concerned about the education of the young ones in the community, I established the school to support the government school at as low as GH¢40.00 fees per term to run the school and today we have a population of over 90 pupils from Kindergarten to Primary 4.”
He called on benevolent organizations to emulate the good works of the foundation and support deprived communities like Abura Gyabankurom.