The pupils and teachers at two farming communities in the Volta Region, Logba Abayeme and Logba Dufi in the Afadzato, have received solar lamps, exercise and text books valued at GHC9,000 to enhance teaching and learning.
The items were presented by the Rotary club of Accra Spintex in partnership with Trans-Atlantic Environmental Inc. Campaigners of “Light The World”, USA,
The presentation by the two bodies is aimed at facilitating teaching and learning in the two farming communities during the night. The two communities are not connected to the national electricity grid.
Logba Abayeme has a population of about 300 inhabitants, while Logba Dufi has about 250 inhabitants. Farming is the main economic activity of both communities. They cultivate cash and food crops.
However, they lack basic infrastructure such as good roads and health facilities. The two communities are connected with only footpaths, and are depend on streams and springs for their potable water supply.
The Rotarian President, Jennifer Delasi Brock, encouraged school children in the two communities to study well in school despite the challenges they face. She hailed the contribution of the indigenes to the national economy through farming.
She expressed the hope that the donation will shine a light on the community so that they will receive the needed attention from the government.Dr. Kwame Acquaah, a Rotarian from The Rotary Club of Laguna Sunrise California, and President of Trans-Atlantic Environmental Inc, urged the citizens to look beyond the solar lamps donated and fix their eyes on the source of light eternal, Jesus Christ.
He stressed the importance of education and urged the children to make that their priority.
A local community representative, Eben Kay Hodo, also urged parents to lead their children to be Christ-like and know that they can make it to become useful citizens.
The Rotary Club of Accra Spintex in partnership with Trans-Atlantic Environmental Inc. in the coming future will return to the two communities and donate solar-powered street lights to them.