The 1997 batch of the Saint John Junior High School in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region has supported final year students’ of the school with medical essentials and other protective equipment valued at GHC2,500.00.
The support according to the old students seek to prepare, encourage, and protect the students ahead of their Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) in the wake of COVID-19.
Speaking to A1 Radio after the donation, Mr. Raphael Doe, member of the group, said, it was a dream come true for them to support the school and its students at this crucial time.
“We are the 1997 batch, and our foundation started from this school. The foundation that we had from here groomed and developed us to be what we are in society today. With hard work and discipline taught us in the school, helped some of us to reach this far.
So, passing through with the help of social media, we were able to reconnect with our batch and came out with this little initiative to support the students as well as the school teachers to protect themselves against the spread of the virus as they prepare towards the BECE exams.”
He added that, they will not be reluctant in realizing developmental projects of the school hence the school authorities should always inform them when the needs arise.
“Not only with the fight against COVID-19 that we have reconnected ourselves, but we will make sure in our little contributions, we will always be there to support the school with any developmental agenda its takes or set to undertake.”
The group, however, entreated the final year students to take their education seriously and excel in the exams.
The supported items include; veronica buckets, liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, nose marks, and other medical essentials.
Receiving the items, the headmistress of the school, Madam Emilia Ayamga thanked the group and pledged that, she will uphold and teach the students to maintain the remarkable performances of the school in the region.