Otumfuo Charity Foundation supports education in Ahafo Region

Thu, 4 Jun 2020 Source: Sammy Asare, Ahafo Kenyasi, Contributor

The Otumfou Charity Foundation based in Ashanti Region has presented a number of books to Junior High School (JHS) pupils at Kenyasi No.1 in the Asutifi North District, Ahafo Region, to support and boost education at the first cycle level.

The donation comprised literature books like the “The Cockcrow” and The Oxford Dictionary of Current English.

The books were distributed to about 750 pupils from 11 basic schools – three private schools and eight been public schools.

The books were handed to the schools during a short parade at the Nana Osei Kofi Abiri Park with the attendance of Chiefs, District Education Executives, Executives of the Foundation, district information staff, Headmasters, Teachers, parents, pupils among others.

Addressing the media after the brief parade where COVID-19 safety protocols were keenly observed, the Project Manager for Otumfou Charity Foundation, Godwin Agyeman Donkor said the Foundation and the Paramont Chief of Kenyasi No.1 had an extensive discussion and it was agreed that the donation of the books will facilitate the academic excellence of the pupils, especially during the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

According to Godwin Agyeman Donkor, the Foundation was initiated and owned by Asantehene, Otumfou Osei Tutu II.

He said the foundation is known globally and aims at improving the lives of Ghanaians everywhere.

He explained that the Foundation selected "The Cockcrow" for the pupils because it has short stories, drama and poems which plays a vital role in English language development.

The president and leader of Kenyasi No.1 Traditional Council, Nana Osei Kofi Abiri, who presented the books to the pupils thanked Asantehene for supporting education in Ahafo and Ghana as a whole.

The District Education Director, Augustine Amoako Asare, said government and other individuals like Otumfou Osei Tutu II are doing all they can to help pupils and students in the country to excel so the beneficiaries in his community must take advantage on the initiatives to have better future.

Some beneficiaries who could not hide their excitement commended the Asantehene and Kenyasi No.1 Chief for putting good educational plans for them.

Source: Sammy Asare, Ahafo Kenyasi, Contributor