Education Donation Given to 100 Students in Rural Ghana
ENA embarked on a journey to the Northern region of Ghana to donate school items such as books, uniforms, chalk and pens to extremely deprived schools. The first school visited was Disiga in the Savelugu district in Tamale. This particular school was so depleted of supplies that the teacher only had one book to teach the 100 regularly attending students.
This particular school is so impoverished that students are required to bring bring their own chairs. If they are unable to bring a chair, they are forced to sit on the dusty floor.
The weather in this region is very warm and windy. During spring, winds tend to pick up and the open school leaves students covered in dust and exposed to the elements. No fence and the kids had to be in the open dry and warm windy weather.
ENA donated text books, teachers notebooks for preparing notes and chalk for writing on the board. The 100 students received uniforms, text books, pens and note books to help them study more effectively and get up to speed with their colleagues in well-endowed schools.
The Chief of Disiga and the entire community were over joyed and very grateful for this “miracle” as they called it. The chief made a profound statement that their fathers were peasant farmers who taught them how to do farming and not Education. But that now, times have changed and they want their children to go to school to acquire knowledge and become great leaders like doctors, lawyers and nurses even Ministers of Parliament in their community and in turn look after them in their very old age.
Because even those who went to school and are into agriculture are doing far better than them due to mechanized farming, while they continue to go to farms with their Machete and hoes and could only do just a little to feed themselves. And that even if their children wish to be farmers in the future they must be educated farmers.