Saint Norbert’s Nursery School at Nadowli which has been experiencing feeding challenges on Wednesday received 500 euros from the Helmond and Stiphont communities in Netherlands.
The two communities contributed 250 euros each for the upkeep of the 63 children of the school.
Mr Fons Jacobs, Mayor of Helmond and Mr Theo Van de Ven, President of M.O.V. of Stiphont, presented the money to the school authorities at the inauguration of the school and a Teachers Resource Centre at Nadowli.
The resource centre which cost 40,000 euros raised through cycling race competitions organised in Helmond and Stiphont while the inhabitants of Nadowli provided land and free labour.
About 400 euros would also be provided for a mechanized borehole and wiring of the school to supply water and electricity to the children.
Mr Jacobs appealed to parents to invest in their children’s education to help change our society.
Mr Abu Kansangbata, Nadowli District Chief Executive, said the assembly had constructed a road to link Da-Uri and Kandomwine communities to Nadowli to enable children have access to school and health facilities.
He said the Saint Norbert’s Nursery School has also been selected among other schools to benefit from the Ghana School Feeding Programme.
Mr Kansangbata commended people of Helmond and Stiphont for providing funds for the projects and suggested the establishment of Sister-City Relations between Nadowli and Helmond to assist in development.
Mr Nicholas Diedong, Chairman of the Nadowli Traditional Council Committee, said with the establishment of the school, children less than six years no longer stay at home.
“The dangers of crossing flooded streams and unfriendly behaviour by lorry drivers as well as other road users towards children on their way to Nadowli and Goriyiri to attend school is now a thing of the past,” he said.
Mr Diedong appealed to parents to provide their children with the basic school needs and ensure that they did not drop out of school. GNA