Some students of the Canadian Independent College Ghana have donated an amount of 2,000 cedis to the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG) as part of efforts to support the retired military men for their service to Ghana.
The amount was raised by the students through poppy appeals.
Making the presentation to the veterans on Monday, President of the college’s Student Representative Council (SRC), Kuukua Paintsil, said the gesture is to show appreciation to the veterans for their service.
Executive Director of the VAG, Captain Ben Edmund Duah, expressed appreciation to the students for their support.
“To see young kids as you trying to help their fathers is not common, and so we are most grateful,” he said.
He commended the teachers of the school for instilling such principles of giving in the students.
SRC Patron and a teacher at the College, Frederica Agyarpong said the students’ decision to raise funds for the veterans was borne out of what they were taught in school.
“As part of the curriculum, we have a course called Canadian history, and we learn about some of these things, creating awareness about what soldiers, and making the students understand the sacrifices they make.
“It was a student initiative, so they are the ones who sold the poppies and raised the money,” she said.
Canadian Independent College Ghana is an educational institute providing education in Ghana using the Ontario Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum.
The Veterans Administration of Ghana is an association ex servicemen and women in the Ghana Armed Forces.
Source: 3news.com| Ghana