Kessben Outreach Foundation, a not-for profit organisation, has cut the sod for construction of a six-unit classroom block estimated at 580,000 cedis for the Kansaso community in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti region, as part of its efforts to provide support for the needy, and also quality education infrastructure to deprived communities.
The school’s plight came to the Foundation’s attention when an old student of the school talked to the foundation for support in renovating the existing 37-year old dilapidated school block and to ease congestion; hence the immediate measures taken to construct a new six-unit classroom block for the school.
The six-unit school block, when completed, will accommodate the students with a staff common room, a store, an office and washrooms.
A Sod ceremony witnessed enthusiastic children drumming dancing the community profusely thanked the Kessben Foundation for the huge investment education for the children and the Youth of Kansaso a community in the Asante Akyem North Municipal.
During the ceremony to cut the sod to mark the commencement of the project, the assemblyman for the Abrabo electoral area, Hon Akpabli in his welcome address expressed the community’s appreciation to the foundation for the support. And appealed to the people of Kansaso community to support the contractor to ensure a successful completion of the project.
According to him, the situation of the school has negatively affected attendance and enrollment since most of the parents have resorted to sending their wards to schools in nearby communities which they see as safer.
The founder of the school, Ben Huozih who was so much elated to witness the transformation of the school expressed his utmost gratitude to the Kessben Outreach Foundation.
The community has therefore pledged to provide constant labour for the construction of the classroom block.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Kansaso is a settlers community in the Asante Akyem North Municipal of the Ashanti region which shares a border with the Eastern region.
Numbering about 500 in the community, the indigents are mainly crop and fish farmers.