Dormaa-Ahenkro local chapter of Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has as part of its annual week celebration donated assorted items worth GHȼ2,500 to the children’s ward at the Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa-Ahenkro.
The items which included cartons of milk, detergents, fruits and toilet rolls were contributed by pupils of the donor basic schools and supplemented by their school authorities.
The schools comprised Delany Academy, St. John’s International, St. John’s Preparatory, St. Cecilia, Yesu Mo, Emmanuel Preparatory, House of Hope and Ansuaa Ababio basic schools.
Presenting the items, the Chairman for the Dormaa Chapter of GNAPS and Proprietor of Yesu Mo, Mr Charles Peprah said that the schools decided to make the presentation in appreciation of the hospital’s continued health care delivery particularly to children and mothers in their catchment areas.
He said there was a natural link between good health and academic work adding that it was important for the society to support and co-operate with health institutions to enable them to provide quality health services to clients.
The Acting General Manager of the West-Brong Presbytery Health Service, Reverend Hanna Mavis Yeboah, thanked the schools for the gesture and assured the Association that their presentation would leave an indelible mark in the annals of the hospital.
The perishable among the items donated were distributed instantly among the in-mates while the rest were kept for future use.
Later in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the GNAPS local chairman, Mr Peprah announced that private schools continued to excel at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in spite of numerous teething problems confronting them.
He appealed to the Government to extend its Capitation Grant and School Feeding Programme to private schools to enable the pupils to benefit from the Free Compulsory and Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) policy. GNA