Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Golden Lives Foundation (GLF), a Non-Governmental Organisation in the Sunyani West District of the Brong Ahafo Region Mr. Raphael Adu-Amponsah has lauded the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo for the implementation of the free Senior High School programme.
He said that, the implementation of the programme would not only give Ghanaians the opportunity to pursue higher education, but would also go a long way to help reduce the financial burden of parents.
Again, Mr. Adu-Amponsah advised the youth especially girls to take advantage of the free SHS to pursue higher education.
The CEO was speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a donation he made to pupils of the St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Primary School at Amanfoso in the Sunyani West District.
According to him, the donation is part of a project, Basic Education Support (BES) a GLF project to support education in the rural areas.
As part of the donation, he presented pens, pencils and other learning materials to over 86 pupils. He said that educating the future generation of this Nation is a shared responsibility of which every well meaning Ghanaian should play a role. “It is against this background that GLF with the motto; “Bridging Gaps in Society” sought to give learning materials to pupils whose parents might not have the financial ability to provide for them.” He emphasized.
Project Officer of GLF Mr. Abdul Hadi disclosed that, the BES project began last year and that about 500 pupils from six schools have benefited.
An elated headmaster of the school, Mr. Opuni Frimpong said the donation was timely and will help boost teaching and learning in the school.
“This gesture by GLF is a great one and is going to help most of the pupils here. This donation will help pupils who fail to turn up for school because they have no learning materials to turn up.” He said.
Alan T. Boakye-Yeboah