Former Council Of State Member Echoes Need For Parents Supporting Wards Education
| Updated Jul 17, 2017 at 5:25am
The Queen of Anyima and former Member of the Council of State, Nana Saa Gyamfuah has re-echoed the necessity for parents to give their children the needed push in their educational pursuits.
The efforts parents and guardians are making now to educate their children and wards are strategic moves that would give the young people the leverage in future to steer the affairs of their local communities and Ghana as a whole. That's according to the Queen of Anyima.
Nana Saa Gyamfuah made the remarks at the inauguration of Library/ICT Centre and farewell ceremony for a Peace Corps volunteer, Ms. Kate Burkett at Anyima in the Kintampo South District.
GBC's Emmanuel Mensah-Abludo, reports that, Ms. Burkett has been described as “a dedicated and outstanding fellow” who endeared herself to the Anyima community” during her two-year duty tour as a peace corps volunteer in the town.
Kate who served as a mathematics and ICT teacher at Anyima Anglican Junior High School through her own initiative, solicited support from the USA to provide 25 computers and accessories as well as an overhead projector and books for the ICT Centre and library.
Nana Saa Gyamfuah admonished the people of Anyima to take a cue from the parents of Ms. Burkett who invested in her education and do same for their children for the benefit of humanity.
The former Member of the Council of State on behalf of the Anyima Traditional Council and the Anyima community presented a gift to Ms. Burkett in recognition for her praise-worthy service to the people of Anyima.
The Library/ICT Centre was also named after Ms. Kate Burkett as a sign of gratitude.
Nana Saa Gyamfuah thanked to Peace Corps authorities in Ghana for posting Kate to them and promised that they are ready host another volunteer.
The Queen was grateful to Noble Appiah for playing host to the Peace Corps volunteer during her stay in Anyima.
For her part, Ms. Kate Burkett indicated that she has really enjoyed her stay in Anyima because of the friendly attitude of the people which made her to feel at home.
She expressed her gratitude to the teachers of Anyima Anglican Junior High School (JHS) for helping her to plan and complete the Library and the ICT project.
Ms. Burkett also said a big thank you to the Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton, Ohio, USA, the US government and some Americans for making the project a reality through their support.
The building for the project was given by the former Member of Parliament, (MP) for Kintampo South, Effah Barfi and the Chief of Anyima, Nana Obrepong Ameyaw Amponsem.
An appreciation and farewell message read by a form two student of Anyima Anglican JHS, Master Samuel Agyei said they were very thankful to Ms. Kate Burkett for the benevolent efforts she had made towards what was termed “better future” of the pupils and students of Anyima.
Master Agyei intimated that Kate’s kindness deserve praises, saying, “We the students of Anyima community would never forget you. Your name would forever remain in our archives.”
The Anyima Anglican Women’s Fellowship also recognized the Ms. Kate Burkett’s active participation in the activities of the Fellowship.
The Human Resource Officer at the Kintampo South District Directorate of Education, Emmanuel Dery Kuutuuro gave an assurance that an ICT person will be posted to take charge of the ICT Centre at Anyima.
Another Peace Corps volunteer, Ms. Adrianne Espanet who served in a community in the Techiman Municipality was equally on hand to give morale support to Ms. Kate Burkett who was the centre of attraction during the ceremony.