Pres. Link, Ireland Funds 3 Classrooms with Furniture in Bolgatanga, Ghana.

The principal, staff, parents, and students at the Presentation Junior High school, (Pres. High), is grateful to PRESLINK for the immense help in funding a three-classroom block with furniture that will house the Presentation Primary school in Sokabisi, Bolgatanga. This school will now serve as a tributary school supplying student transitioning from primary to junior high school. The dream of this new school would not have been realised without the generosity, hard work and commitment of the student and teachers and Brothers who mentor them at PRESLINK. Your assistance is for us a warm and bright ray of light representing your loving care and concern. We appreciate you PRESLINK and all who assist them in supporting the mission of the Presentation Brothers in the West Africa Province to continue providing a conducive learning environment of quality education to the less privileged girls and boys of the area and its surrounding areas. This gesture leads to equal opportunity for all and a future that is promising for our young people.

Included in the new school is a modern toilet with WASH facilities that will improve sanitation and hygiene in the school. WASH is a special initiative that helps students to develop right attitudes and behaviours of handwashing and hygiene during their early years. It is essential to have easy access to clean water as part of this programme. WASH will be fully incorporated into the teaching and learning with pupils. This will hopefully also be part of a life-long learning in years to come and to the achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 6 on clean water and sanitation by 2030.

We appreciate the efforts of Br. Joe Gilleece and Br. Henry Spencer in this project, for your unflinching support. Through your instrumentality we got funds from Mr. Terence O’Reilly, USA and the Ontario Catholic English Teachers Association (OCETA), Canada respectively.

Thanks to Br. Martin Kenneally for your tireless efforts. You have always been a good support to us.

The school has an enrolment of 107 pupils 56 boys and 51 girls with 4 staff.  In Ghana, under the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) structure, a primary school consist of 2 classes for kindergarten and 6 classes for primary (lower and upper 3 classes each). So, this project is ongoing, and we hope and trust that other individuals, groups and organisations will continue to support the Brothers in providing opportunities for the educational development of our young people.  Nevertheless, providence is our inheritance.

It was a historic moment for the parents, staff and pupils of the school, the pupils were excited to have their new school and the facility commissioned by the Province Leader, Br. Emmanuel Aminenta