Children from Kome, an island community in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region of Ghana, can now safely access the Togbe Aho Memorial School in Kebenu. They have received two new medium-sized canoes with 31 life jackets to ensure their safety on the Volta river while commuting to and from school every day.
Kome and Kebenu communities are separated by the Volta River. School children there cross the river to attend school every day. Unfortunately, the canoes available to them for travelling were weak and without life jackets, predisposing them to serious dangers including death. Now, the children have a different and better story to tell. International Needs Ghana procured the canoes and life jackets with funds from International Needs Canada.
Kome community members have been engaged in the usage of canoes and life jackets as well as the importance of education. A management committee has been set in Kome to ensure the proper management of the equipment.