Rev Daniel Asante (right) presenting some of the books to the Kraboa Coaltar District Director of Education
Rev Daniel Asante (right) presenting some of the books to the Kraboa Coaltar District Director of Education

The Presbyterian Relief Service and Development (PRS & D), a non-governmental organization of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has commissioned a modern library for the Coaltar Presbyterian Senior High School in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region.

Rev Daniel Asante (right) presenting some of the books to the Kraboa Coaltar District Director of Education
Rev Daniel Asante (right) presenting some of the books to the Kraboa Coaltar District Director of Education

The NGO refurbished an already existing building, converted it into a library facility and provided furniture and assorted modern text books to stock it.

The library is intended to enhance reading and learning among students in the school, which is classified as one of the deprived schools.

Commissioning the facility, Chief Executive Officer of the Presbyterian Relief Services who is also the National Director of the Development and Social Services of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Daniel Edmund Kofi Asante, said the church was committed to the education of children in the country.

The headmaster of the school, Mr. Albert Mack Asare Tawiah, commended the Presbyterian Relief Service and Development and described the gesture of the NGO as inspiring and motivating.

He called on government, corporate bodies, past students and individuals to support the development of the school.

Mr. Tawiah said the institution lacks a number of educational facilities, including accommodation for students and teachers, dining hall, vehicles, among others.

He said as a result of lack of infrastructure, his bungalow is currently serving as a dormitory for female students, making him live outside the campus, adding that three classrooms had also been converted into dormitories for the male boarders.

Mr. Asare Tawiah added that the absence of school bus and science laboratory had also been a major problem for the school ? which was elevated to a boarding status in 2013.

He therefore called on the education minister to expedite action on the school?s development.

Mr. Emmanuel Ankamah, National Coordinator of PRS & D, said through the NGO, the Church promotes activities in the areas of health and education; and assists the rural communities in leadership development, disaster preparedness and management, empowerment of women and youth in achieving sustainable income, among others.

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