The chiefs and people of Kpachi, a farming community in the Kumbungu District in the Northern Region, have been provided with a fully furnished three-unit classroom block and an office to provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning outcomes.
The construction and the renovation works estimated at GH¢225, 308.44 is to eliminate classes under trees in the community in order to encourage the children to be in school always.
Both projects were funded by the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) through the Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) and implemented by the Tahima Baptist Child Development Programme (TBCDP), both child centred non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
At the inauguration ceremony, the CCFC Programme Manager, Ms Theresa Banoba Baveng, said the project was also to help ease congestion in an existing four-unit classroom block that had been rehabilitated alongside the new three-unit classroom block.
She said as part of ensuring that children achieved their dreams, it had been promoting child protection, empowerment and providing an enabling environment for all children in their operational areas in basic education, good health and nutrition.
Ms Baveng added that for every child to achieve his or her dreams, there was the need to provide structures to ensure quality education which was also in line with the Sustainable Development Goal Four (SDG), which was to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunity for all.
She urged the community to collaborate with the local authorities to ensure the maintenance of the facility to extend its lifespan for future generations to benefit.
Ms Baveng encouraged parents to ensure their wards, especially the girls, were enrolled in school; that they stay and complete by providing them with their basic educational needs.
"Make sure children do not stay late at night, provide children with necessities such as food, school uniforms with special attention for the girl-child when they are menstruating", she added.
She urged teachers to be disciplined and hardworking in providing quality education for the children.
A board member of the TBCDP, Rev. Jonas Nantomah, said since the year 2000 the TBCDP with support from the CCFC implemented varied interventions including health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene as well as sustainable livelihood development.
The Kumbungu District Director of Education, Hajia Abibata Saaka, on behalf of the community, the education directorate and the Kumbungu District Assembly, expressed her appreciation to CCFC and their partners for the gesture.
She said the facility would surely enhance education in the community.