Plan-Ghana International, an international non-governmental organization working in the Tatale-Sanguli District of the Northern Region, has provided a 12-unit classroom block for Sangban Da Primary School.
Plan-Ghana International constructed and furnished six-unit classroom blocks each for the communities, to enhance teaching and learning.
It has also provided some teaching and learning materials for the pupils of the schools.
The acting country director of Plan-Ghana International, Asum-Kwarteng Ahensah, explained to Citi News that the facility was put up in response to the infrastructure deficit that Plan-Ghana International had observed as part of its work in the Tatale district.
Following the provision of the classroom blocks, he called for the commitment of families towards girl-child education.
“I am appealing to you the elders, traditional authorities and all other stakeholders, to prioritize the protection of the children particularly the girls against early marriage, early pregnancies and child trafficking that will make a big difference in the district.”
The District Chief Executive for Tatale-Sanguli, Thomas Mbomba, thanked Plan-Ghana International for the intervention, saying it has brought great relief to the district.
He urged the communities to protect and manage the facilities well such that it will encourage the donors to provide to other communities.
“It has been a problem for the Assembly as to how to provide a Junior High block for this community. What Plan has done, has given us a big relief and we are grateful to them. I urged the communities, the district assembly to own it as a duty to protect, and manage the facility well such that it will serve as a living testimony for the donors to be proud of.”
On his part, the community leader for Sangban, Tindana Ali Yankosor, pledged the commitment of the community to protect and maintain the facility, and promised that children of school-going age will be in school in order that the facility does not become a white elephant.
The volunteer headteacher of the school appealed for permanent employment.
“We are appealing to the government through the district director of education to consider us by employing us to teach. We are volunteers who are managing the school and it is through our effort that Plan-Ghana International has come to build the facility. There are no trained teachers here and we are ready for the job. We are appealing to the authorities to come to our aid.”