Prioritizing kindergarten educational institutions – ActionAid Ghana

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A call has been made to education officials to prioritize preschools in the country.

Access to and provision of quality education in some communities remains a challenge and ActionAid Ghana believes that the provision of appropriate kindergarten infrastructure would lay a good foundation for a brighter future for children.

Acting Country Director, Mr John Nkaw, ActionAid Ghana remarked during the commissioning of the Drobo Model Nursery School at Badu-Drobo in Tain District of Bono Region.

Drobo DA Kindergarten

The enclosed two-unit block, funded by ActionAid, includes an office and storage room, tables and chairs, a mechanized borehole that provides running water to the school, a play area with play equipment, teaching and learning materials and a toilet and urinal.

Children from the Drobo community had to walk more than 4 km to neighboring communities like Tainso to access basic education, a situation which caused some school-aged children to drop out along the line or have never been to school.

Mr Nkaw said the provision of the facility confirms ActionAid’s commitment to ensuring equitable access to quality public education aimed at “building the confidence and self-esteem of the people to demand transparency and accountability”. responsibility of those responsible”.

“We hope that by partnering with District Assemblies in the provision of these models, lessons will be learned to inform the plans of Districts and other stakeholders for the provision of similar structures in all communities.”

Prioritizing kindergarten educational institutions - ActionAid Ghana
Commissioning of the Drobo DA KG school

“I recognize the funding challenges of the Assemblies, but we also believe that with a little more priority given to early childhood education, we can collectively do more to ensure that schools in our respective communities are gradually provided with the appropriate facilities” .

The acting national director of ActionAid Ghana has also called on the district education directorate to ensure that the teachers who run the KG school are trained in early childhood.

This, he said, “will ensure that children in the community get the most out of the model facility”.

He further called on all other stakeholders to extend the best form of support to the school while monitoring the results that will result in the investment.

Prioritizing kindergarten educational institutions - ActionAid Ghana
John Nkaw, Acting Country Director, ActionAid Ghana

MP for Bipor-Ayaase Ansukrom constituency in Badu-Drobo, Isaac Kwasi Appiah, described the education history of the community of more than 500 people as ‘terrible’ because it had no structure suitable for children.

“I am very happy with the intervention of ActionAid. It will help us a lot. Unlike the makeshift structure, the conducive nature of the new facility would help children gain knowledge to help build the community. We are grateful,” he said.

Bono Regional Minister Justina Owusu Banahene also expressed deep gratitude to ActionAid on behalf of the Chiefs and People and the Regional Coordinating Council for the construction of the child-friendly facility.

This, she said, would go a long way towards improving children’s teaching and learning and would greatly improve people’s quality of life.

She urged ActionAid to continue to provide complementary interventions in education, health, water and sanitation, among others.

“Let me also call on other development partners and NGOs to complement the government’s efforts in providing essential social services for the betterment of our citizens.”

Nation-building, she noted, is about everyone playing their part for the well-being and welfare of the citizens, and so the bugle call is for all individuals and institutions.

Prioritizing kindergarten educational institutions - ActionAid Ghana
Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu Banahene

She encouraged the different communities to also engage in mutual aid projects for their benefit without necessarily waiting for the district assemblies to provide them with everything.

However, the minister said that the government remains committed to making education a priority and recognizes that it is one of the most powerful tools for building our society, advancing economic and social development to reduce poverty.

This, said Ms. Owusu Banahene, is evidenced by the expansion of educational infrastructure as well as access to basic education and the policy of free high schools.

“I have to admit that there is still a long way to go if we are to achieve universal primary education by 2030. sustainable development.

Tain DCE, Dr. Loiusa Acheampong, urged all stakeholders to ensure proper maintenance while urging students to avoid touching the wall to help keep the building for a long time to their benefit.

She assured the community that she would take steps to enroll the school in the school feeding programme.

On her part, Nana Asante Daah III, Kyidomhene of Badu Traditional Council urged the children especially the little girl to make good use of school to become useful in the future.

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