The Divisional Chief of Prestea-Himan Traditional Area, Nana Nteboah Prah IV has donated four thousand customized exercise books to twelve deprived basic schools in Prestea.
Speaking to Prestea Communicators for Development (PCD) today at Himan Palace, the revered Chief, Nana Nteboah Prah IV said “I did donation of four thousand customized exercise books as part of my own effort to help derived students in my area”. “Over twelve schools are benefiting, and this important for me, ensuring that every child feels comfortable studying in schools”. “I planned organising a party students during the Christmas, but due to busy schedules, I decided to choose this time. This donation is going to the children directly, and am very happy about that”.
He added that, “there are adikra cultural symbols at the back of the books which is to help instil our Ghanaian cultural heritage to these kids, so that they grow to understand their background and love Ghanaian culture”.
“Already, I have provided fifteen students full scholarships who are currently studying at Prestea Senior High Technical School. Some are in SHS 2, others are in SHS 3”, he added. “I am also building a new school classroom for Himan DA Basic School, and the project is currently ongoing” the Chief stated further.
The schools include who are benefiting from the exercise books are: Himan Methodist Primary School, Himan DA Basic School, Himan Methodist JHS, Fredcom Int. School, Apostolic Preparatory School, Himan Integration School, Broni Nkwanta DA Basic School, Subri DA Basic School, Nipa Hiamoa DA Basic School, Pewodie DA Basic School, Tumantu DA Basic School, and Subri Nkwanta DA Basic School.
Each school was represented by a teacher and some students who all came one after the other to receive their presentations from the Nana Nteboah Prah IV.
Nana Nteboah Prah IV also stated that, “I am putting measures to ensure some deprived school children will be registered free on the National Health Insurance Scheme, so as to ensure healthy of our children here”.
A teacher from Himan Methododist Primary School spoke to Prestea Communicators for Development. Mrs. Agnes Ocran said “we thank Nana Nteboah Prah IV so much for the concern and love, and assured him that the teachers will ensure the books are shared to the students as stated, and put into good use to enhance effective learning in the schools”.
Nana Nteboah Prah IV further hinted that, there are several other initiatives he is putting in place to ensure that education improves in Prestea and its surroundings. The cost of the exercise books is about four thousand three hundred Ghana cedis.
Story filed by Prestea Communicators for Development (PCD), a civil society group based in Prestea.(19/1/2018).