The 2003-year group of Achimota Basic School has marked their 20th anniversary of leaving the school with a donation exercise on Thursday, 20th April 2023.
They presented desks, stationery items among others to the JHS Department of the school. The gesture of equipping the JHS classrooms to a modern state was aimed at giving back to the school for impacting skills and knowledge and grooming great personalities in the country.
Commenting on the gesture, Dr. Grace Gyimah, Alumni and Medical Director of Sonotech Medical Centre remarked that “Our constant interactions with the Head Mistress, Mrs. Kwarteng brought to bear some of the needs of the school including the lack of desks. As a formidable year group, we are delighted to have come back to support with these desks and transform the learning space for the JHS pupils.
The Vice-President of the year group, Yvonne Rammal, Head of Human Resources at G4S Ghana Ltd. used the opportunity to call upon other year groups to also support their alma mater.
In her acceptance speech, Mrs. Kwarteng thanked the old students for their efforts and benevolence, and advocated the need to have other year groups emulate their gesture.
The Executive Board of the 2003-year group said, “the year group is committed to promoting a good studying condition for pupils of our alma mater, therefore we are willing to embark on other projects to help the school. We call on other year groups to support this positive venture.”
Beyond the donation exercise, the old students visited the boarding houses and interacted with the students. The visit ended with the year group singing the school anthem.