kindergarten
kindergarten

The Tahima Baptist Child Development Programme, a Non Governmental Organisation in Tamale, has constructed a three-unit kindergarten classroom block for the Gbulahagu Community in the Tolon District of the Nortern Region.

kindergarten
kindergarten

The Christian Children?s Fund of Canada (CCFC) supported the NGO to construct the classroom block at a cost of GH?133,000, which also has an office for the head teacher.

Mr Evans Sinkari, Programmes Manager of CCFC, speaking at the commissioning of the block, said CCFC was touched by the call from the school authorities to help solve the overcrowding at the Kindergarten level of the Gbulahagu Primary School.

He said over the years CCFC had been providing communities and schools with essential needs such as water harvesting tanks, toilet facilities, classroom infrastructure, learning and teaching materials and empowering teachers to improve teaching.

He said CCFC?s success in child protection activities had been due to its strategic collaboration with children, school authorities and community members as well as government agencies and assured of its continued support for programmes and projects that would better the lives of communities.

He appealed to chiefs and people of the Gbulahagu Community to take good care of the building and pledged CCFC?s continued support to the community in other interventions.

Mr Seidu Abukari, District Chief Executive for Tolon, commended the two NGOs for the enormous work they were doing in the district, which had complemented government?s efforts to better the lives of the people.

He gave the assurance that the Tolon District Assembly would work closely with such NGOs for improved educational systems.

Reverend Thomas Imoro Shaibu, Programme Leader of Tahima Baptist Child Development Programme, said the NGO was interested in the health and development of children in deprived communities hence the need to construct the classroom block.

He said this was to help solve the overcrowding at the kindergarten adding; “over 120 children are crowded in one classroom at the Kindergarten, which we think does not serve the best interest of the children, especially in terms of health”.

He said other priorities of the NGO were the provision of potable water, health centres, solar panels and two vaccine fridges to the Gbulahigu CHPS compound to enable the personnel to operate at night.

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