US soldiers donate desks, educational materials to schools in Ghana

US soldiers donate desks, educational materials to schools in Ghana

As part of the United Accord 2018 activities, some soldiers of the United States of America have donated set of school desks to some basic schools in Accra.

The US soldiers, drawn from the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, North Dakota National Guard’s 188th Engineer Company, built and donated the learning materials to the Mallam-Gbawe L&A Memorial Academy.

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US soldiers donate desks, educational materials to schools in Ghana

The US soldiers in a group photo with the school kids (Photo credit: US Embassy /Facebook)

The educational donation was done by the US soldiers, together with their counterparts, 231st Brigade Support Batalion and 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, as well as the Royal Netherlands Army constructed the desks while on special operation in Ghana.

In a related development, another Ghanaian born member of the US soldiers, Dennis Duku, in similar exercise has donated a set of educational materials to the Dadwen Schools Complex, at Nsuta Wassa, in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality of the Western region.

US soldiers donate desks, educational materials to schools in Ghana

One of the US officers presenting the donation (Photo credit: (US Embassy/Facebook)

The items which include over 400 school bags, crayons among others were donated for supply to children in the Kindergarten unit, in support of the physical and academic development of the School.

Officer Denis Duku, who was accompanied by some US military colleagues said it has been a lifelong desire to offer his support to the development of local education, and his alma mater.

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US soldiers donate desks, educational materials to schools in Ghana

Some of the school kids excited after being presented with the desks (Photo credit: US Embassy/Facebook)

In addition, the Ghanaian born US soldier gave 100 bags of cement to assist in the construction of decent washroom facility for both teachers and students of the school.

He also promised to assist the school to set up a functional ICT facility to enable the students to have a practical ICT education in preparation of their examination as well as personal development.

Dennis Duku, together with about 800 US soldiers this year arrived in Ghana to participate in a training mission.

US soldiers donate desks, educational materials to schools in Ghana

One of the US officers in a 'selfie' mood with the school kids (Photo credit: (US Embassy/Facebook)

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