Monday 21st January, 2019
By Kamara Osman Faisal, GNA
Zagyuri (N/R), Jan. 21, GNA - The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), a child centred Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and its developing partner, Markaz-Al Bishara (MAB) has built and commissioned a three-unit classroom block to support community education.
The facility is intended to support the Zagyuri, a community in the Sagnagrigu Municipality in providing additional classroom infrastructure to accommodate the over-growing population of pupils to enhance access to educational facilities in the area.
The facility has three classrooms, an office and a store, well-furnished with tables and chairs, reading materials, a set of football jerseys as well as dual desks to ensure adequate comfort of pupils to enhance learning.
The project funded by CCFC and implemented by MAB, forms part of Markaz Al Bishara’s Child Development Programme (MABCDP) is aimed at supporting communities with serene educational environment to promote education.
Mr George Baiden, the Country Director of CCFC, speaking at a community durbar to commission the facility, appealed to stakeholders to show interest and invest in education at the various communities to ensure an early foundation for children.
He urged parents to cooperate with teachers to effectively address the educational challenges likely to hinder the development of children in the community to improve the quality of life of the children to become better future leaders.
Mrs Patricia Gyan-Klu, Programmes Manger of MAB, said the partnership of the two NGO’s sought to create hope for children, families and communities in attaining the needed skills and resources to overcome poverty and injustice in the society.
She said there is the need for children to acquire the needed skills and knowledge in a more safe, serene and conducive environment to help in their early development.
Mrs Mariam Iddrisu, Sagnarigu Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said government has made education a topmost priority by implementing the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme to provide equal opportunities for all.
She appealed to parents to be recognized as stakeholders whiles complementing the effort of government to ensure that children are enrolled into schools and monitored to attend regular classes.
Mrs Iddrisu said the municipality would work vigorously to ensure that major renovations as well as uncompleted projects within the municipality were completed to create a serene and conducive environment to enhance teaching and learning.
Mrs Bawa Ayamga Rukaya, Headmistress, Zagyuri Anglican Primary School, lauded CCFC and MAB for their enormous strides geared towards giving the school a facelift to promote education in the community.