Sowa Din Memorial ‘1’ JHS is a basic school located in Ashaley Botwe in the Adenta Municipal and has been in existence for over 70 years with a current student body of about 700.
One of the major challenges of the school was the unavailability of sufficient computers and a conducive learning facility to ensure effective ICT education.
It took the intervention of two Rotary International to help solve the problem and ensure pupils in the school had equal access to quality ICT education.
On Saturday, March 05, 2022, a donation of 15 computers was made by the Rotaract Club of Adenta Central in partnership with the Rotary Club of St. John’s East, Canada to Sowa Din Memorial ‘1’ JHS.
In addition, the ICT laboratory of the school thankfully received a long overdue make-over.
Call for stakeholders anstudentsnt to ensure proper maintenance of computers and ICT lab
Present at the ceremony was the president of the club, RP Noah Tietaah Yakubu and he revealed in his speech that the project commenced in 2021, and thanks to support from the Rotary Club of St. John’s East, Canada, funds of over GH¢38,000 were received to meet the ICT needs of students in Sowa Din Memorial ‘1’ JHS.
RP Noah Tietaah Yakubu admonished all stakeholders of the school to ensure the computers are put to good use to yield desired results.
To the students, he encouraged them to be great stewards of the computers they have received to ensure they are always in the best of state.
“I would like to encourage the stakeholders of the school to make very good use of the computers. Students are advised that in the use of the computers, they should exercise all necessary precautionary measures so as to keep the computers in good shape for other future beneficiaries”, he said.
Efforts by head teachers in the past to provide ICT labs for the students
The current headmaster of Sowa Din Memorial ‘1’ JHS in his remarks intimated that all efforts in the past to secure functional ICT Labs for the students proved futile hence receiving computers and a lab refurbishment is something management is very grateful for.
He added that ICT Teaching and Learning will in no doubt take a turn in a positive direction and he has Rotaract Club of Adenta Central and Rotary Club of St. John’s East, Canada to thank for.
The Ghana Education Service School Improvement Support Officer (SISO) present at the ceremony revealed that the donation makes Sowadin Memorial ‘1’ JHS the only school with an ICT Lab in good shape in the whole Adenta Municipal.
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