30 November 2012

Ghana: Nterm-Ghana Donates Books to Needy Students in Saboba

As part of its educational programme initiative, Nterm-Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), is aiming at complementing the existing efforts of all stakeholders to improve the standards of health, education and development in rural Ghana, hand has donated sets of books worth GH¢1,200 to seven students in Saboba.

At a short presentation ceremony at Saboba on November 17, 2012, the acting director of Nterm-Ghana, Mr. Nkumpoi Tabiim, said Mr. and Mrs. Francis Djankpa established Nterm-Ghana in May 2010 to contribute to the improvement of health, education and rural development in rural communities of Ghana.

The acting Director stated that the donation formed part of a pilot mobile library project focused at providing assorted books and teaching and learning materials to identified needy but brilliant students and deprived schools in rural Ghana, to improve upon the dwindling standards of education.

Mr. Tabiim explained that when fully operational, the education programme would provide full scholarships for brilliant but needy students, incentive packages for hardworking teachers, teaching and learning materials for schools, including ICT equipment, and a mobile library project which consists of buying relevant and updated pamphlets in all academic disciplines for needy students.

The beneficiary students included Ntakbi Kwaku Obed, Central Junior High School, Mabortee N. Millicent, SDA Junior High School, Bimorti N. Gladys, Galaa Junior High School, Alhassan Azaratu, St. Charles Lwanga Junior High School, Ntelinyi Taneen Christiana, E. P. Junior High School, Tamanja M. Gifty, St. Joseph Technical School and Tigme Lasim Wisdom, E. P. Senior High School.

They all received up-to-date pamphlets in their respective academic disciplines.

On behalf of himself and his colleagues, Master Tigme Lasim Widom, one of the beneficiaries, described as a timely intervention, Nterm-Ghana's gesture, which rekindled their hopes and aspirations of achieving higher academic laurels, and called on all stakeholders to help Nterm-Ghana grow.

Parents/guardians of the beneficiary students were present to witness the donation ceremony, which took place at the premises of Nterm-Ghana in Saboba.

Mr. Tabiim disclosed that as part of the organisation's health programme, it offered subsidised screening and immunisation against Hepatitis B, with support from the district assembly and Access Medical Laboratory Services, Korle-Bu, in August 2010.

Nterm-Ghana has also just ended a community health education outreach programme in eight communities, namely, Dicheen, Nakpando, Hill Top, Natuundo, Nanyeeni, Naboak, Gbadagbam, Sobiba, Nachang, Kinaaduuk, Natal, N-jakumdo and Kpanjol, with the support of World Vision Ghana International, Saboba.

Mr. Tabiim appealed to individuals, corporate organisations, donor agencies and other stakeholders in development to come to the aid of Nterm-Ghana, and help them reach out to all those in deprived communities.

The District Chief Executive for Saboba, Mr. Adolf Ali, advised the students to put the books to good use, in order to reward the efforts of Nterm-Ghana. He also urged the leadership of Nterm-Ghana to device a strong monitoring and evaluation strategy to assess the impact of their pilot mobile library project on the students' performance.

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