In its quest to increase literacy in the rural areas of Ghana, ‘Connecting Kids Education Foundation (CKEF)’, a non-governmental organization has settled on the Anum Anglican A& B primary and Junior High Schools in Anum traditional area in the Eastern Region as beneficiary of their 2014 major project.
CKEF, which is being supported by PW Ghana Limited, Tangs Australia and Antrak Australia, has since its instigation in Ghana over the last two years supported deprived rural areas by providing ultra-modern educational facilities, such as ICT center and library.
This year’s recipient, would be provided with a 25-seater computer library and a 30-seater library, amounting to GH¢90.000.
According to the Director of CKEF, Mrs. Ellen Blamires said;
Her outfit could not have supported a better place than Anum Anglican A & B schools.
Their core mandate was to improve literacy in deprived rural areas, they also looked out for communities who are willing to support their wards’ education in their own small way.
Anum traditional area had pledged to take up 10% of the total cost (GH¢90.000) of the project and also use this medium to thanked their sponsors and called on other corporate bodies both national and international to support them in increasing quality literacy level at all rural communities in Ghana.
At a durbar of chiefs, elders and other stakeholders of the Anum Traditional Area, the District Chief Executive for Asuogyaman, Mr. Thomas Ampem Nyarko said
The performance of the Anglican A&B at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the last five years had been very poor, especially in the area of ICT.
But he was quick to add that students of Anglican A&B could not be blamed for their poor performance in ICT, because they had never set their eyes on a computer, but were still mandated to write the same examination with their counterparts in the urban areas, who are familiar with the computer.
He noted that Ghana Education Service (GES) would be made to absorb the library and ICT Centre and make sure it is fully integrated into the area’s educational system and ensure supply of books and other materials.
My Dear Reader
ICT and library are serious complement to education and the beauty aspect is that CKEF is taking the lead. Kudos To The NGO!!!