Ghana's Second lady, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, through her foundation, the Samira Empowerment for Humanitarian Project (SEHP), has provided educational resources to schools in the Akuapem North Municipality in the Eastern Region.
The Foundation aimed at strengthening and promoting early childhood numeracy while also providing a sound mathematical foundation for pre-primary students on Thursday, July 22, 2021, donated to schools in the area.
Items donated include mathematical educational packs (KG1 and 2) teachers' guides, numeracy textbooks, activity books, and workbooks.
The beneficiary schools include, Manfre Methodist Primary, KG, Akorase Methodist KG, Amanokrom Presby KG, Larteh Methodist KG, Orange stars KG, Larteh Roman Catholic KG, Larteh Presby KG, Larteh Salvations KG, Larteh MA KG, and Larteh Anglican KG.
Over 300 students from 10 schools will benefit from the donation made.
Addressing the pupils at the forecourt of the Larteh Presby School, she indicated the future of a Ghanaian student is very key and the objective is to provide a strong foundation for their effort made for schooling and also drive their comfort.
“This initiative is very dear to my heart because it concerns the future of our children. It provides the opportunity to build a strong foundation for our children,” said the Second Lady.
She observed, “That will enable them to thrive and enhance their well-being. A child's early years at a foundation for his or her future development, providing a strong base for lifelong learning and including cognitive and social development.”
She continued that, “It is her vision to contribute significantly to raising the next generation of leaders and critical thinkers in the next generation in our dear nations. Over the years, we’ve embarked on many interventions in line with this vision, and is for this reason that SEHP is embarking on this initiative to provide educational materials to at least 200 pre-schools across the country.”
She added the objective of the initiative is to improve and develop early childhood numeracy and to provide pre-primary school pupils with a solid foundation in mathematics.
She affirmed that the Foundation does not only donate books but said they also provide training to teachers on how to utilize the books.
She has therefore encouraged teachers to effectively utilize the books to the benefit of the children and also imploring them to take good care of the books for future use.
The Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects) (SEHP) is a non-profit organization founded with the goal of empowerment the impoverished in Ghana through a variety of social intervention projects.