ASA Savings and Loans Limited has presented various items to All-Badahial Khairiya Islamic Basic School at Agona Nkwanta in the Ahanta West district of the Western Region.
The items include a desktop computer with it accessories, computer table, 11 tables and chairs for the teachers, as well as six water containers for pupils of the school.
Mr. Mohammed Iqbal Kabir, Western Regional Manager of ASA Savings and Loans Limited, presenting the items to the school explained that “it is to support teaching and learning since the school is within our catchment area”.
He said the donation is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and to share with the society profit accrued from the company’s business.
“Our organisation has been supporting various institutions across the country, especially in education. Last year, for instance, we donated desktop computers to 20 pupils of the Buokrom M/A primary School in the Brong Ahafo Region; then supported Teshie Orphanage in the Greater Accra Region with some food items and sanitary products among others,” he added.
This year, he said, ASA has organised and still continues to organise free medical screenings for its and clients and communities within the company’s 17 branches and 91 business centres within six regions of the country.
Mr. Kabir urged the school to put the items to good use for the benefit of all.
Madam Irene Amedekah, Ghana Education Service Assistant (GES) Director-Supervision and Monitoring in the Ahanta West district, expressed gratitude to ASA for the kind gesture.
However, she pointed out that schools within the catchment area need a lot of support to aid teaching and learning effectively and efficiently.
Therefore, she appealed the ASA Savings and Loans Limited to continue supporting schools and GES offices in the district.
Sadat Abudulai Simsiah, headmaster of Al-Badahial Khairiya Islamic Basic School, was hopeful that the donation will go a long way to assist the school, especially the tables and chairs for teachers at the school.
He pointed out that the school building, which is currently under construction, will need the support of all: “Most parents and guardians who send their children to this school take them out of the school within some few months, since we are not operating under a good structure”.
This, he noted, is not helping in enrollment for the school. “Government absorbed this school which was ‘Makaranta’ in 2012, and we are hoping that things will get better as the years go by.”