Exactly two weeks ago, GHOne News reported the plight of pupils of Teong Primary School who write in the sand while sitting under a tree as teaching is ongoing.
The story touched many Ghanaians, home and abroad and the response towards helping the school has been very swift.
McDan Foundation over the weekend cut sod for the construction of a 6 unit classroom block for the Teong Primary school in the Upper East region. A joyous atmosphere at Teong primary school. This is the celebration by residents of Teong village in the Upper East region as they gathered to witness the sod cutting ceremony for the construction of a 6 unit classroom block here.
The project is being undertaken by the McDan Foundation under its education facilities support program.
The foundation’s lead, Gerald Owusu-Duku says the Chief Executive Officer of McDan shipping, Daniel McCauley was touched by the plight of the pupils of Teong primary school after GHOne News revealed the poor conditions under which they study and quickly tasked them to act on it. District Chief Executive Officer of Garu was overwhelmed by the quick response to the plight of the pupils of Teong primary school. The construction of the 6 unit classroom block is expected to take three months and the contractor for the project has pledged to complete it within the stipulated period. Head teacher of the Teong primary school was grateful to GHOne TV and the McDan foundation for coming to their aid.
The excitement exhibited during the sod cutting ceremony for the 6 unit classroom block for Teong primary school shows deep appreciation for the intervention to change the fate of what looked like a bleak future for these children.