Wa, March 10, GNA – The Rotary Club of Wa has commenced the distribution of 620 reading glasses free-of-charge to teachers in the Wa West and Wa East districts of the Upper West Region.
The reading glasses, which were donated by the Rotary Club of Windsor, Canada, are meant to improve the reading capacity of teachers to perform their duties well.
Mr Alhassan Inusah Agambire, the Vice President of the Rotary Club, Wa, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview during the distribution at the weekend that the gesture was part of the implementation of the “Sight for Productivity” Project.
He said as part of the literacy and education campaign activities, the Club undertook a survey, which revealed that many teachers in the two districts had sight problems, which was affecting their reading ability.
Mr Agambire said it was based on that that the Rotary Club of Wa contacted Dr Godfred Bacheyie, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor, to facilitate the donation of the glasses after a visit to the Region.
Dr Zakarea Alhassan Balure, the Manager of Bliss Eye Care, and a member of the Rotary Club of Wa, is leading the distribution of the glasses to the teachers.
Madam Grace Tanye, a Kindergarten Teacher at Nako in the Wa West District, recounted to the GNA how she often struggled to read due to poor sight.
She said she heaved a sigh of relief when she could easily read after she put on her new glass and expressed gratitude to the Rotary Club for the support.
The exercise received high patronage from the teachers and other education officials on the first day of distribution indicating how serious the problem was among teachers in the Region.