The Aburimma Association of Toronto, a group of Ghanaians based in Canada, has presented 20 computers, printers and other accessories worth $40,000 to the Aburi Presbyterian Cluster of Schools at Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The donation was in response to an appeal made by the school for support to refurbish its computer laboratory to facilitate the teaching and learning of Information Communication and Technology (ICT).
The donation was done on Sunday, January 6, 2019 before a packed congregation of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Aburi.
The President of the association, Mr Hanson Obeng Asamoah, presented the items to the District Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in charge of the Aburi District, Rev. Christian Amankwa Kwafo.
“We are happy that the association’s charity gesture is benefiting schools thousands of miles away from Canada where its members are based,” he said.
He called on the management of the school to ensure regular maintenance of the devices to ensure that they function properly.
The Welfare Officer of the association, Mr Francis Ayesi, said the training of the youth using relevant IT tools and equipment was key to their progress and development.
He said the association was keen on supporting the Aburi Presbyterian Cluster of Schools and other needy institutions with computers to enhance ICT training.
Rev. Kwafo thanked the donors for the gesture and appealed for more assistance.
He assured the association that the computers would be put to good use and for the benefit of learners.
“We envisage that the computers will help keep our kids abreast of time because we find ourselves in a technological age but we keep operating within the status quo because we do not have computers,” he said.
Rev. Kwafo appealed to other associations and corporate bodies to support the school to establish a library to help promote reading habits among students.