Rotary Club Of Kumasi Commissions Fully-Furnished Classroom Block To Sawua Community
The Rotary Club of Kumasi yesterday, December 20 commissioned and handed over a fully-furnished six-unit classroom block worth $120, 000 to Sawua, a farming community in the Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipal of the Ashanti Region.
Before the commissioning of the block, the children in the community walk several miles away to Asakraka, a nearby town before they can access basic education.
The elementary school commissioned has become the first educational block of its kind in the community.
The President of the Rotary Club of Kumasi, RP Derek Oware Nyarko in his remarks laid down the broader aim of the Club, that is, to be the solution to the problems of the world.
“Rotary is one of the oldest and prestigious humanitarian organisations in the world. It is not a political party or a church. It is made up of professionals and business people with the same like-mindedness to change the world with their resources combined (commonwealth). Our focus as a club has been grouped into six thematic areas; Promotion of Peace, Disease Prevention and Control especially, Polio, it is our aim to eradicate polio from Africa. Our other focus is Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Maternal and Child Health (Saving mothers and children) and that is why we built this school to help the children in this community”.
According to him, the more reason why they build the school for the community is to prevent the children from walking over 15 miles to access good education.
Mr Oware Nyarko went on to say that, this is not the first time the club has handed over a facility like this to a community. He said, “last year we commissioned and handed over same facility to the people of Hiamankyene. Rotary as a club has been of help to a lot of people and villages in terms of help and versatility. So we are here to hand over this classroom Block to Sawua Community”.
He ended by charging the MCE, Nananom and the people of Sawua to take good care of the school block for the benefit of the community as well as to give a good report to the clubs’ donors.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Atwima Nwabiagya South Assembly, Hon. Michael Awuku Amoah thank the Rotary Club for their building a fully-furnished classroom block for the people of Sawua in his municipality.
In his speech, he revealed that had the project been executed by the government they wouldn’t have completed it before time or would have provided other slew of projects commissioned alongside the school block.
He charged the parents gathered to send their children to school to also benefit from the facility provided instead of sending them to farms and workplaces which affect the children’s future.
“If we build this beautiful edifice and we don’t allow our children to attend school but instead take them to farms and workplaces, then the building has no benefit on the community”.
The Chief of Sawua, Nana Kwabena Bonsu expressed his profound gratitude to Rotary Club for their immense contribution towards education, clean water and sanitation in the area and pledged to make good use of the facility.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Atwima Nwabiagya South Assembly, Hon. Michael Awuku Amoah presented a citation to the club for its massive contribution to the development of the community.
The school block is furnished with an ICT lab, a Solar powered electrical system, a fully stocked library and offices. Alongside the school block, the Rotary Club also commissioned a hand pump borehole and eight (8) seater microflush toilet for the community.
Source: Opemsuo.com/ Emmanuel Owusu Anti