BUNKPURUGU Y:Bright Generation donates to basic school children
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Bright Generation, a non-governmental Organisation (NGO) has donated some items including 1000 tom shoes,Text Books, Pens, Uniforms and Pencils to primary school children in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District.
In addition to this, the NGO also presented some Sanitary Pad and Shoes to 25 students (Girls) from the two Secondary Schools in the district. All these items were presented free of charge to the poor and needy students in the area.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bright Generation, Miss Bernice Dappah who presented the items on behalf of the NGO maintained that her organisation has a lot of commitment to support the Millennium Development Goals and complement the National Free School Feeding and Free Uniforms for needy children in Ghana.
She therefore claimed it was against this backdrop that the Bright Generation has instituted the National Free Shoes and Educational Supplies for Needy Children.
"Our aim is to ensure that we engage all the deprived districts where the current free school uniform programme is being implemented. In doing this we hope to inculcate in the school children at an early age the spirit of patriotism in order to give back to society", she added.
Madam Bernice further mentioned that, one of their objectives is to enable these needy children to be empowered to plant trees to soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere mitigating the natural effects of our climate change and creating buffers to cope with the climate changes in the country.
"Let me draw your attention the fact that, we would be bringing on board , the Wangari Maathai Two Million Trees Campaign alongside with this project , which we hope to give each beneficiary two trees to plant so that by the time we finish distributing our one million shoes, two million trees would be planted by the school children in the district we operate in" she pointed out.
She disclosed that, they would soon come out with a Deworming Programme for school kids across the selected District; this she said is aimed at treating soil transmitted worm infestation which causes a host of serious health problems and often prevents children from attending school.
The District Chief Executive for Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District. Hon Philip Laari in a speech read on his behalf by Mr. Daniel Waab who is a senior officer at the GES thanked the NGO for their assistance, but admitted that, the district is faced with several challenges across the sectors not only on education.
He therefore pledged to collaborate with the important stakehoders to improve development across-board in the district.