US-based philanthropist supports brilliant kids at Akrofuom



Lucy Dompreh, a US based Ghanaian and a native of Akrofuom in the Akrofuom district of the Ashanti Region has donated educational items to some 100 kids in the district in support of improving standard of education in the area.

She also seized the opportunity to fete the kids as part of the Christmas festivities.

The items included Mathematical sets, books, pencils and pens were given to the students who have excelled in their respective classes at the end of the term.

The beneficiaries were drawn from the Akrofuom Methodist, Akrofuom RC, Akrofuom D/A, Okyerekrom D/A, Nkoransah D/A and Mensenso D/A.
Miss Lucy Dompreh at the presentation of the items disclosed that, she has been doing such programmes for the past 19 years with the inspiration from her resolve to promote education in the area.
According to her, she started by supporting the girl child to realize the importance of pursuing education to the highest level, which she said paid off hence decided to extend it to include boys and also expand the number of beneficiaries.
She lauded the District Chief Executive and the Member of Parliament for supporting the programme in the past few years.
The revealed that, DCE and MP have also supported the programme knowing its significance in motivating the kids to strive for academic excellence.
Agyini Sadia and Wilfred Grant, the two former students of the Akrofuom Senior High Technical School were awarded for their excellent results in the 2023 WASSCE, scored aggregate 9 and 8 respectively.
Edward Sarpong, a citizen of Akrofuom in the US donated Gh¢1000.00 each to the two students.
This was to recognize them for the successes chalked and motivate them to achieve more laurels in education.
Dr. Maurice Jonas Woode,the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Akrofuom district lauded the students for the feet. He said their excellent results lends credence to the fact that the school has what it takes to compete with other well established schools.
He also expressed his profound gratitude to Madam Lucy Dompreh for her annual donation and party for the kids in the area, which he said will further boost education in the district and enhance competition among school kids
Mr. Alex Blankson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Akrofuom constituency commended Lucy Dompreh for her benevolence and love for kids.
He said the gesture forms part of other incentives lined up by other stakeholders in the area to improve education at Akrofuom.
He advised the school kids to take their education seriously, as rolled out a Programme to distribute mathematical sets to BECE candidates and has been supporting first year Senior High school students from the constituency with mattresses, chop boxes and tranks.
Agini Sadia, who scored aggregate 9 in the 2023 WASSCE disclosed that, she was motivated and will put more efforts in her studies.
She disclosed that, she aspires to be a Lawyer and hope to get admission into the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to pursue law course to help realize her dream come true.

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