Strategic Way Policy and Economic Development Center (SWEDEC), a non-governmental organization, on Wednesday, July 20, 2020 donated Personal Protective items to five (5) Junior High Schools in the Mampong Municipality to help pupils and teachers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The beneficiary schools were Aframano JHS, Bunuso JHS, Nyamebekyere JHS, Kwame-Krom JHS, and Woraso M/A JHS.
The donation was organised with funding from the Strategic Way Policy and Economic Development Center (SWEDEC) and the items donated included Tissuepapers, hand washing soaps, and sanitizers.
Speaking at the event, the Media Relation Officer Mr. MARFO GODWIN said as an organisation it was interested in the health and safety of the youth.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the youth, educational systems, and health delivery.
“We are undertaking this project to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our way of saying that in the face of the pandemic we can still show compassion,” he said.
Furthermore, he added that SWEDEC is looking forward to assisting with the following.
- Providing relief to Basic schools
- Providing sensitization on Precautionary measures to prevent COVID-19.
Mr MARFO GODWIN, said the support would be extended to other schools in the Mampong Municipality as well as Sekyere Central District and Ejura sekyeredomasi Municipality. He applauded the government on the measures taken so far in various Basic schools to ensure our pupils are safe from COVID-19 in the Basic schools nationwide.
Receiving the items on behalf of five (5 ) JHS’s various Schools, Headmistress of Kwame-Krom JHS, assured SWEDEC of the school’s commitment to put the donated materials to effective use for the benefit of all.
SWEDEC is an NGO that aims to promote innovative ideas and direct
attention on critical issues of social and economic accountability, empowerment, and governance in Ghana. SWEDEC through its initiatives encourages citizens to engage with and seek accountability. We work with communities, governmental institutions, the private sector, donor agencies, and other civil service organizations to focus on providing human rights education, leadership, and training.