Rainbow Trust Foundation, a non- governmental Organisation (NGO) working in partnership with Book Aid International, has donated assorted books and educational materials to the Klagon Tema Metropolitan Assembly ‘A’ and ‘B’ Basic schools. The books are part of supplementary readers received from the Book Aid International based in the United Kingdom. The donation forms part of activities under a project initiated by the NGO to get pupils in the basic schools to read and improve on their performance at school.
During a short presentation ceremony at the school, the Chief Executive Officer of the Rainbow Trust Foundation, Ms Joyce Ampofo, disclosed that the NGO was engaged in educational projects for schoolchildren in deprived communities, especially for those in public schools. “We realised these pupils face a lot of challenges so we decided to help them in our own small way,” she said. Ms Ampofo pointed out that the intention was to empower the pupils through books and other educational materials to assist them to achieve high academic laurels.
The Project Manager of the Foundation, Nii Adjetey Badu, said the group had made donations to public schools in Adjei Kojo, Otanor Basic School, near East Legon in Accra, and another school in the Atiwa West District in the Eastern Region.
He said the foundation, would in future, extend its assistance to other communities outside Tema to support them to improve on their education. Nii Badu appealed to individuals, corporate organisations and philanthropists in the education sector to help the foundation reach out to all schoolchildren in deprived communities.
The Headmaster of Klagon TMA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Basic School, Mr Frederick Owusu, expressed gratitude to the organisation for its support and said it would help the pupils improve on their studies.