Die mit Unterstützung unseres Weltladens errichtete Toilette wurde am 21.10.2005 offiziell an die Partnerschule übergeben. Eine Praktikantin übergab den Schlüssel vor zahlreichen Gästen.

Einweihung der Toilette

Einweihung der Toilette

Einweihung der Toilette

Einweihung der Toilette

Einweihung der Toilette

Dazu erschienen nachfolgende Meldungen in ghanaischen Zeitungen:

Lands and Forestry called to support tree planting

Agona Nyakrom (C/R), Oct 23, GNA - The Country-Director of Youth and Environment Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mr Bernard Sey, has expressed concern about the inability of the Ministry of Land and Forestry to assist organisations undertaking tree-planting projects.
He pointed out that such organisations were going through difficulties in getting funding and other assistance to support communities and educational institutions to plant trees. Mr Sey stated this when he handed over a nine-seater KVIP toilet estimated at 23 million cedis to the Agona Nyakrom Methodist Primary (B) School at Nyakrom financed by the Dettinger World Shop, an organisation, supporting community elementary schools and the youth in Germany. The Country-Director stated that the organisation had approached the Ministry for support without success to extend its tree planting activities to other districts.
Mr Sey said the Foundation from its scarce resources had spent 150 million cedis to plant 30,000 tree species in 72 schools in the Agona, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Ajumako and Awutu-Effutu-Senya districts. He stated that the Foundation had selected Awutu-Bawjiase for a pilot project, adding that the Youth Environment Foundation in Germany had planned an exchange programme with schools in Ghana to plant trees. Mr Sey said the Foundation had acquired a 25-hectare stretch of land at the cost of 60 million cedis at Ajumako Ochiso to cultivate medicinal plants.
Mr John Kweku Mensah, Head-teacher of the School, said the Foundation had planed to provide pipe borne water and electricity to the school after the completion of the KVIP toilet project. He said the school started its tree planting exercise in 1993 through the sponsorship of the Youth Environment Foundation in Germany and was declared as the best in tree planting in 1997 and awarded a certificate and a cash prize.
The Head-teacher pointed out that even though the school block was built in 1926 it had been protected in rainstorms by trees serving as a windbreak.
Mr Mensah also appealed to the Ministry of Lands and Forestry for the supply of more tree species to plant.

General News of Sunday, 23 October 2005


80 pupils crowded in a classroom at Nyakrom

Agona Nyakrom (C/R), Oct 23, GNA - Ms Janet Aggrey, a teacher of the Nyakrom Methodist Primary (B) in the Agona District has expressed her difficulty in coping with 80 pupils she is combining in classes one and two in a classroom.

Narrating her plight to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at Nyakrom on Friday before the inauguration of a 23-million KVIP toilet built for the school by the Youth Environment Foundation, said the situation was compounded when the dilapidated four-classroom block collapsed about four years ago.

She said that after the collapse of the building the two classes were combined in one classroom supposed to accommodate 30 pupils. Ms Aggrey stated that the classroom had become congested to an extent that she could not find a place for the teacher's table and chair to mark the register and exercises, adding that she was handling the two classes because there was no teacher to take one of the classes. She pointed out that the school had no Kindergarten making the children to be enrolled in primary one straight from home, which made it extra difficult to handle the pupils.

Ms Aggrey stressed that the Head teacher had made several appeals to the Agona District Assembly and the Methodist Church for the provision of a new school block without success.

She explained that the capitation grant recently introduced by the government had also led to an increase in the number of pupils in the lower primary aggravating the situation of the school.

Ms Aggrey said the situation had compelled her to travel to Cape Coast to discuss the matter with the Central Regional Manager of the Methodist Education Unit, Mr Abraham Blay, without success. Ms Priscilla Adjoa Boafo, a teacher of the school expressed concern about the lukewarm attitude of some parents towards the provision of the basic school needs of their children.

She said some parents had failed to buy books and stationery for their children and even did not give them money for food. Ms Boafo also narrating the ordeal of the teachers told the GNA that when she was posted to the school from training college, she taught her primary four class, on the veranda of the school for two years due to lack of classrooms.

She regretted that some parents walked into the classroom and told teachers that they wanted to send their children to the farm to assist them to weed.

Ms Boafo said some of the children also absented themselves with the flimsy excuse that their parents refused to give them money and stated that, that was hampering academic work of the pupils.

News of Sundy, 23 October 2005