The Suhum Area of The Church of Pentecost has constructed a Computer Laboratory and Library at Nkronso, near Apedwa in the Eastern Region.
The facility worth GH¢ 102,307.00 is to serve schools at Nkronso, Apedwa, Akooko and Asafo communities.
The Area Head, Apostle Anthony Eghan Kwesi Ekuban, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 joined hundreds of elated members, students and other stakeholders in education to dedicate the facility.
The project was initiated by Hallelujah Assembly in Apedwa District in 2015 as part of their social responsibility to the community to augment government’s efforts towards the provision of quality and affordable education.
When the building reached roofing stage, the local assembly made a request to the Area Head for financial support. The Area then took over the entire project till its completion.
Speaking at the service on the topic, “Leading the Child to Possess the Nation” with Bible texts from Proverbs 22:6 and Mathew 13:31-32, Pastor Samuel Aboagye Yirenkyi of Djankrom District admonished parents to inculcate the fear of God in their children.
He indicated that one of the best ways of achieving this is when parents set good examples in their homes for children to emulate, saying, “The best sermon that one can preach is setting an exemplary life for others to follow.”
Touching on individual differences that exist among children, Pastor Yirenkyi explained that every child is unique with peculiar characteristics or abilities, and that no two children are the same. He urged parents and schools to adopt pragmatic approaches in harnessing these potentials in the children.
According to him, the fact that a particular child cannot score high marks in a certain subject does not make him/her handicap in that field. “These children are able to explore in other fields effectively,” he asserted.
He district minister admonished parents to educate their children on the negative effects of social media. He explained that the recent use of internet enabled technology has significantly impacted the way children use social media. He indicated that children are voracious internet and social media users who share and express self-created contents and opinions online.
He opined that because of their limited capacity for self-regulation and susceptibility to peer pressure, children are at some risk as they navigate and experiment with social media. He urged parents to guide children as they surf the internet.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Abuakwa South, Honourable Kojo Ofori-Sarfo, commended The Church of Pentecost for augmenting government’s efforts towards the provision of quality education. “If all other institutions would emulate this benevolence, government’s burden would be lessened,” he said.
The Municipal Director of Education for Abuakwa South, Mrs. Grace Owusua Addo, also praised the Church for translating the possessing the nations agenda into a reality through the construction of the facility. She urged the school authorities to adopt regular maintenance culture on the facility.
A philanthropist, Mr. Raphael John Marfo (Director of Port Health at Tema Habour) also donated four computers and their accessories worth GH¢ 10,000.00 to be used at the facility.
Among the dignitaries at the event were: Osabarima Abeam Danso Ofori (Chief of Nkronso), Mrs. Doris Dakwahene Ababio (Managing Director of Uptouch Consult Limited at Tema), Circuit Supervisors from the Ghana Education Service in Abuakwa South Municipality, and Presiding Member and the Assembly Members in the Abuakwa South Assembly.
Report by Samuel Danso