Tuesday, 23 July

UE/R: Bembisi youth spearhead construction of modern classroom block for local school

Education
The project, which began following a successful fundraising event last month, has already seen significant contributions from the community

The youth and opinion leaders of Bembisi community in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region have embarked on the construction of a state-of-the-art three-unit classroom block and office complex for the Amenga-Etego Basic School. 

This initiative comes as a response to the dire conditions of the existing school infrastructure, which has long been neglected by successive governments.

The project, which began following a successful fundraising event last month, has already seen significant contributions from the community. 

With an impressive sum of GHS39,021.70 raised, along with 88 bags of cement, the Bembisi youth have showcased both their dedication and resourcefulness in addressing the pressing needs of their local school.

The youth patron, Aboyinga Nicholas, emphasised the urgency of the project, noting the unacceptable conditions of the current school building. 

He expressed hope that the new facility would be completed before the onset of the rainy season, providing a safe and conducive learning environment for the 301 students enrolled at Amenga-Etego Basic School.

The assembly member for the Bembisi electoral area, Anyungba Charles, underscored the importance of community-driven development in addressing critical needs. Despite previous appeals to government authorities for assistance, the community has taken matters into their own hands to ensure the welfare of their children.

However, challenges remain in completing the project, as the collected funds may only cover a portion of the construction costs.

Treasurer and Finance Secretary for the project, Atanga Martin, emphasised the need for additional support to see the project through to completion, particularly with the rising costs of materials.

The labour force, comprised entirely of community members, reflects the collective commitment to the project's success.

Masons Wilberforce Asaah and Joshua Agaapi expressed confidence that the new school facilities would serve as a beacon of hope and progress for the Bembisi community, paving the way for a brighter future for all.

Despite the strides made in education infrastructure, the Bembisi community still faces challenges, including the lack of access to electricity. Thousands of residents continue to rely on alternative means for lighting, highlighting the ongoing need for comprehensive development initiatives in the region.

In the face of adversity, the Bembisi community's grassroots efforts stand as a testament to the power of collective action and community spirit in driving positive change.

Source: classfmonline.com/Moses Apiah