Bus drivers construct a 2,500.00 borehole for school for the deaf
Ghanaian Bus Workers’ Association a transport association based in the United Kingdom has constructed a borehole worth £2,500.00 (GH¢15,000.00) to the nation’s only second cycle institution for the deaf.
The school which admits students from 14 junior high schools in Ghana and started with a student’s population of 16 now has a population of 296 comprising of 173 males and 123 females. The school unlike other senior high schools in the country runs a four year program starting from pre SHS and offers courses such as General Art, Home Economics, Visual Art, Technical (metal work, woodwork and building construction). The dormitories of the school are rented apartments located at about 150km away from the classroom and administration blocks. The school is a non fee paying institution and depends on the Government of Ghana, NGOS, PTA and other philanthropists for fund and other projects.
Speaking to the media after the project had been handed over to them, the headmaster of the school Mr. Joseph Sam said, the water situation on the Akuapim ridge is a very appalling one and believes the gesture done them by the association is very crucial and timely. He added that the “dumsor” has worsened the already appalling water situation in the school and thanked association for coming to their aid. He also pleaded with other well meaning Ghanaians to come to their aid.
The president of the Ghanaian bus workers’ association Mr. Frank Amoah who spoke on behalf of the association said the association which was formed in 2003 by some Ghanaians working in the transport industry in London and has a numerical strength of 35 has a core aim of assisting Ghanaians in need. He said, they heard of the predicaments of the school in the news and decided to help them. He said a year ago they raised an amount of £1000.00 help the school pay for the rent of the dormitories housing the school kids. He added that it was at that time that the school authorities told them about the water situation. “we therefore decided to help them”. He added.
Mr. Amoah assured the school that they will continue to go to aide of the school any time that they can afford. He also pleaded with NGOs and other philanthropists to go to the aide of the school.
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