27 C
Accra
Saturday, August 8, 2020
No menu items!

Pencils of Promise signs MoU with GES, VRCC

Must Read

Schools not reopening September — Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education says there are no immediate plans to reopen schools from next month for full academic...

Mogadishu: Several killed in attack at Somali military base

An attack on a military base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least eight people and injured...

Afrobeats star Naira Marley fined after lockdown concert

Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, better known by his stage name Naira Marley, has admitted he broke coronavirus lockdown rules...

A Non- Governmental Organization, (NGO), Pencils of Promise, (PoP), with focus on education operating in the Volta, Oti and Eastern Regions, has renewed its five year Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU), with the Ghana Education Service and the Volta Regional Coordinating Council to improve the standard of education in the Volta Region.

In 2014, a similar engagement saw the NGO provide school infrastructure, training programs, teaching and learning materials, construction of sanitation facilities and hygiene education in schools.

 

PoP Country Director, Freeman Gobah, said the new MoU will allow his outfit to support government implement the new curriculum and help the country achieve Sustainable Development Goal four.

He said under the new arrangement, PoP would build kindergarten blocks, partner local assemblies, Members of Parliament and other NGOs for lifelong learning.

The Regional Director of Education, Enyonam Amafuga, commended PoP for bridging the education gap between rural and urban areas in the Region and pledged the readiness of the Directorate to continue the journey with the NGO.

The Member of Parliament, (MP), for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza, said PoP was “God sent” to make Volta Region a citadel of education again.

Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Reverend Johnson Avuletey, commended PoP for its commitment to education and child protection in the Region and said the Regional Coordinating Council was happy to be partnering it in repositioning the Region as the best in education.

Pencils of Promise is said to have constructed 170 classroom blocks in Oti, Eastern and Volta Regions, with a few having finishing touches.

This is aside supports for water and sanitation activities in schools, provision of desks, teaching and learning materials and refresher training for teachers.

 

SourceGNA

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Schools not reopening September — Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education says there are no immediate plans to reopen schools from next month for full academic...

Mogadishu: Several killed in attack at Somali military base

An attack on a military base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least eight people and injured 14 others, officials say. A suicide...

Afrobeats star Naira Marley fined after lockdown concert

Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, better known by his stage name Naira Marley, has admitted he broke coronavirus lockdown rules when he travelled to the...

2020 WASSCE: Child Rights International urges GES to investigate matters arising

Child Rights International (CRI) has urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to conduct investigations into matters arising with regards to the ongoing 2020 West...

Afadzato South EC captures 35,240 voters in District Electoral Register

The Afadzato South Electoral Officer, Michael Owusu Amoh, has said the just ended voter registration exercise held in the District were “incident free.” He said...

More Articles Like This