Generations for Peace (GFP) Ghana, a local branch of the international NGO, Generations for Peace – headquartered in Jordan, on Friday 14 December, 2018 embarked on project to paint a local government school in the Greater Accra Region.
The project which took place at the Otano Bethel Presby School in the Adentan Municipality saw volunteers of GFP Ghana painting a classroom block.
The exercise, according to the lead volunteer for GFP Ghana, Naa Adei-Boateng, formed part of the activities to mark the 2018 International Volunteers’ day which is celebrated on every 5th of December.
The day is marked to reflect on the contribution of volunteers to development of the world. The theme for the 2018 celebration had the catchphrases #ResilientCommunities #VolunteersForgeResilience.
Over ten volunteers of GFP Ghana participated in the exercise which started from around 8am in the morning till dusk. The project also saw about fifty students of the Bethel Presby School at Otano trained in personal development, specifically on how to build self confidence.
“We chose to give the Bethel Presby School at Otano a facelift because, we at GFP believe strongly that education is the key to building resilient communities across the world”, Mrs Adei-Boateng said. According Mrs. Adei Boateng, the environment school children study in goes a long way to affect their academic performance. She therefore has called on corporate bodies and other non-state actors to their bits to improve conditions future leaders do study in.
Students that participated in the personal development session expressed their gratitude to GFP for choosing to help them. Speaking in an interview of the day’s project, the Girls Education Officer of the Bethel Presby School – Otano, Stephanie Mirekua Asante, thanked Generations for Peace Ghana for their kind gesture. Mrs. Mirekua Asante reveals the school had been in deplorable state and thus called on all stakeholders to assist in improving the lots of the school.
The one day’s event is supported by GFP HQ, and designed and implemented by GFP Ghana volunteers.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com | Samuel Sefa Dankwah