Sunday, July 5, 2009

Danish NGO supports eight institutions

A Danish-based non governmental organization, has donated educational and medical materials worth GH¢40,000 to selected schools and medical centres in the Akuapem Traditional Area. The items were school furniture, computer accessories, printers, scanners, teaching aids, sport items as well as orthopaedic and clinical equipment.The donations were part of efforts by a Ghanaian resident in Denmark, Mr Kwame Owusu Danquah to help educational institutions and other community projects in the Akuapem traditional area. "We want to help the average Ghanaian child to take advantage of especially the computer, to enhance learning, socialization and communication skills," he told the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Thursday.Mr Owusu Danquah noted that many schools in Ghana had no computers and expressed the hope that with the little support from Computer Aid to Ghana, more students in Ghana would be introduced to Information Communication Technology."In our spare time, members of Computer Aid to Ghana from Denmark collect used computers and other useful equipment from Danish firms and educational institutions which we refurbish, pack and ship for distribution to schools in Ghana."Mr Owusu Danquah said the NGO's activities which were financed by the Danish Association for International Co-operation, an organization which administers funding of smaller projects in developing countries for DANIDA, would gradually be extended to the whole of the Eastern Region.Mr Kwame Awuku-Adu, Coordinator of Nimdea Foundation, a non governmental organisation operating in the Akuapem Traditional Area, who received the items for further distribution said his organisation wanted to supplements government's effort to provide basic education and quality health care to all."So far we have donated items to the Ghana Girls Guide, Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Akropong Junior and Senior High Schools, all in Akuapem and some other health facilities in the area." Mr Awuku-Adu said he hoped his organisation's activities would help minimize illiteracy in the Akuapem Traditional area and enhance teaching and learning in the beneficiary schools in addition to improving health care delivery.

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