- A teacher at the Naaga Basic School has presented some 81 dual desks to the school
- Desmond Kampoe facilitated the making and supply of the desks to the pupils who used to lie on the floor to learn
- Desmond said philanthropists who saw the social media posts and were moved reached out to him and offered to help
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A teacher at the Naaga Basic School in the Kasena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region has presented some 81 dual desks to the school.
Desmond Kampoe, who happens to be a teacher in the school facilitated the making and supply of the desks to the pupils who used to lie on the floor to learn.
According to Desmond, since he was posted to teach in the school in 2017, he had been moved by the plight of the students and vowed to help them no matter how small that help may be.
He revealed that he started the project with friends and family to mobilize funds to help the school, but later he resorted to campaigning on social media in order to reach a larger audience.
“In November 2019, I actually started the project privately with my big brother, we started talking to people we know to see if we could raise a little bit of support even if we can’t take the whole school, at least class after class, but then reaching out to people we didn’t actually get positive feedback but it’s been a challenge”, he stated.
He added that earlier this year, he presented some nose masks, face shields and hand sanitizers to the pupils of the school, and shared the photos on his social media page.
The photos went viral because the pupils were seen in the pictures sitting on the bare floor in some of the classrooms.
Desmond said philanthropists who saw the social media posts and were moved reached out to him and offered to help.
In other news, a kindhearted Ghanaian teacher called Gloria Lardi Adakurugu who is known as Efya Lardi Lessons Learnt on Facebook has spent part of her income to improve the conditions in the school for students.
In a revelation to YEN.com.gh, it is indicated that the hardworking class teacher painted the classroom to look beautiful and conducive for teaching and learning.
In addition, Efya Lardi provided 10 school bags, stationeries, 26 pairs of shoes, 21 pairs of socks, and some underwear to make the students feel comfortable whilst they learn.
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