A 16-year-old student of SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema, Maame Afua Asabea Yeboah, has undertaken an inspiring initiative to refurbish and upgrade a Kindergarten classroom block at Adidiso Municipal Assembly Basic School near Nankese in the Suhum Municipality, Eastern Region.
The project encompassed repairing and painting the ceiling, supplying cupboards for teaching materials, including books and art supplies, and providing new furniture for the children. The entire endeavour amounted to GH¢6,000.
Yeboah financed the project through her own efforts, as she raised funds by selling snacks and lemonade, in addition to contributing her earnings from part-time jobs.
“I decided to do this project single-handedly because when I came to the community recently with my parents and I visited the school, the state of the kindergarten classroom block was not pleasant to me,” Yeboah expressed.
Her goal was to create a more vibrant and conducive learning environment, stating, “Usually, kindergarten classrooms are lively and colourful, and they incite learners. However, that of the Adidiso School was dull.”
Yeboah's determination to enhance education for younger generations was lauded during a ceremony attended by school officials, parents, and community members. She urged parents to actively participate in their children's education to ensure a brighter future.
“I have done this as a young girl not because I have money, but because I want to give the same opportunity I have through quality education to my younger brothers and sisters so that they can also get a solid and sound foundation in their education,” Yeboah emphasized.
Samuel Omane Boampong, the Headmaster of the school, expressed gratitude for Yeboah's transformative efforts, highlighting the positive impact on teaching and learning. He pledged to maintain the newly improved classroom for the benefit of students.
The Assemblyman for the Adidiso Electoral Area, Daniel Agbeko, took the opportunity to appeal for further support for the community's educational infrastructure.
Maame Afua Asabea Yeboah's parents and siblings joined her in celebrating the accomplishment of this significant project.