Pupils and Teachers of Lasivenu Global Basic School danced for joy to receive the gift of a six-unit classroom block from the Northbrook Church from the USA. International Needs Ghana (INGH) made that possible through its partnership with International Needs USA and the Northbrook Church.
The six-unit block is made up of three classrooms for the Junior High School, a library, a computer lab, storage room and a staff common room. Other facilities are an office for the head teacher and a store room.
The building of the new block comes as a great relief especially to students of the JHS who have had to make do with a make-shift structure which had a thatch roof. Academic work was impeded as classes had to end anytime it threatened to rain. Besides pupils sometimes had to share their classrooms with reptiles.
On a visit to Lasivenu in July 2016, a delegation from the Northbrook church was touched by the plight and condition of the students and pledged to support the school. In November 2016 funding was secured and work begun in the same month.
A senior Pastor of the Northbrook Church, Pastor Michael Bellanti was assisted by Togbe Akliku II, chief of Lasivenu to cut the tape to formally commission the building.
Speaking at the event, the District Director of Education for the North Tongu District Mrs. Rhoda Akuetteh was hopeful that the new environment will inspire the pupils to academic excellence.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of International Needs USA, Professor Michael Cooper and the Executive Director of International Needs Ghana (INGH), Mr. Edmond Vanderpuye graced the occasion.
As a token of appreciation, The Chiefs & people of Lasivenu Community presented gifts to members of Northbrook Church, Professor Michael Cooper, Mrs. Terry Heyward as well as officials of International Needs Ghana.