Victims of Sawla SHS fire disaster receive support

Doctor Marita and friends based in Germany have presented relief items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to victims of the Sawla Senior High School fire disaster.

Date Created : 12/16/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Takora Iddrisu Benjamin/

The items include customized Suitcase bags, core textbooks, sets of uniforms, sewing machines, bedspreads, mathematical sets, cakes of toilet soap, pair of footwear, two sets of uniforms for each of the victims, deodorants, sanitary pads, pens among others.

Headmaster of the school, Mr Issahaku A. Janhafu expressed his profound gratitude to the donors on behalf of the Director General and the District Director of Education for the benevolent gesture, whilst describing it as timely and a relief to the affected students and the school as well.
The headmaster said though the affected students have been relocated, the unforeseen development has the tendency of affecting effective teaching and learning in the school.

He said personnel of the National Fire Service had conducted an investigation and came out two possible outcomes of the fire disaster on the 2nd November 2022, following a similar incident on the 26th October 2022.

According to him, personnel of the Fire Service attributed the cause of the fire to an electrical fault in the building and also a possible arson on the building.

He said the students’ belongings in the building together with the school mattresses and fans that got burnt in the process are estimated at a total cost of GHs 72,360.00, adding that with regards to the building, the school lost a whooping sum of GHs 222,360.00.

He cautioned the students to remain calm and desist from engaging in illegal connections in the dormitories.
According to her, Dr. Marita and her friends in Germany were touched when they saw pictures of the devastation Madam Nabiah had posted on her WhatsApp status appealing for support for the affected students and decided to raise £2,500 to procure the item for the affected students.

She said though, it may not be possible to put the affected students back to the state they were before the fire outbreak, the essence of the donation was to draw them closer to the state they were before the fire, admonishing the students to take their studies very seriously.

"As you receive these items, know that there are people who love you without even knowing you. Those who sent the money, they don't know you... they love you without knowing you. So love yourself, study hard so that whatever you lost during the fire, you can regain them back on your own in future. I pray that help will come to renovate the affected dormitory," she stated