Our God has been so good to us since reopening of schools in January. There is a lot of progress as far as academic work is concern. COVID PROTOCOLS are being observed: Social Distancing, washing of hands temperature taking every morning and wearing of mask and others.
SCHOOL BUS BREAK DOWN
In early April before we vacated our school bus broke down with a pump problem. We manage to fix it during the vacation. We re-opened on the 4th of May. During the second week we again had an Engine problem. So we have to change the bearings and pistons. It took us two weeks to fix it . During this time we have to hire a commercial car to pick the children to and from school every day. It was an unexpected challenge. The school management secured a loan to take care of the bus and within two weeks the bus came back to work. Praise the Lord!
During the third weekend of this term ( i. e. third week in May), thieves broke into one of our classrooms and took away books belonging to the pupils in the school.. Management has fixed the broken space. The Parent and Teachers Association have decided to help buy the books for the children. We are praying for the best.
- ENCOURAGING NEWS
As at last quarter our enrolment was 73. . We have had 4 admissions so far making our enrolment 77 now. We are happy with the numerical growth. Academic work is improving and the parents are happy.
B. NEW TEACHER
By God’s grace we have had a new teacher for K.G 2 who is in the person of Latifa Apuri
Latifa is a woman of three children who graduated from high school in 2014. She has since being teaching at one of the private schools in the municipality. She lost her job during school closure due to Covid. 19 in 2020. When school re-opened she was not accepted in her school again. She applied to our school in May and after the interview, she was accepted.
Latifa teaches with enthusiasm and the children like her.
C. ACADEMIC WORK
Academic work is ongoing. The people are now performing well. Their contribution is very encouraging. Some few are lacking behind but the teachers are helping them to catch up. Since the teacher –pupil ratio is about 1:10 our performance is very encouraging. The teachers have time for each child.
(Class one classroom)
D.ANGEL SKINNER’S VOLUNTEERING WORK.
Dr Skinner read about Run Mission International Volunteering Opportunity on Idealist.org and shown interest to teach the little children who were staying home during school closure due to COVID 19 Pandemic.
Since September she has been teaching at least one hour a week for free through Whatshapp video call.
Even during the Easter break she continued teaching till now. She has imparted knowledge in the children’s life. Dr Skinner loves these children and can now call them by their names. Jesus said in John chapter 10 “I know my sheep and my sheep knows me.”
Since the class was becoming large the space in my house could not accommodate them so we moved to our chapel which is more spacious. When we went there the children in the community (both Moslems and Christians) heard of her teaching and developed interest to be part of her class. We opened our doors for them and six children in the community have joined the class.
Dr. Skinner is happily teaching almost every week. Her passion is to teach children to read, write and speak good English. Her dedication, sacrifice and service have propelled the children to a very high level. There has been a great impact on the children’s life and studies. She has taught a lot of English words, pronunciations and their meaning. They can now speak good English and construct sentences.
(DR. SKINNER’S CLASS)
Our appreciation to Dr. Skinner for giving her life, time and service to these young Ghanaian children from far away in the United States. Her service is like a fragrance incense with sweet smelling aroma in the sight of God.
May the good God continue to bless Dr. Skinner. May He shine His face for her in all she does in Jesus name. Dr. Skinner, we are grateful.
- GOVERNMENT PROVISION OF PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT.
The government of Ghana through the Ghana Education service has provided us with P.P.E.’s again. This term we have received
- Two gallons of liquid soap
- Two gallons of hand sanitizer
- 36 rolls of tissue towels
Our appreciation to the Government of Ghana and Ghana Education Service for their support to fight against COVID.19 pandemic. And also promote cleanliness in our environment. We are grateful
ANSWERED PRAYER REQUEST
- The Lord has provided a new Teacher. Thank God
- The car has been fixed.
- For a new bus. This bus is old and keeps on given us many problems unexpectedly.
- More pupils to come to the school.
- The children will study very hard to create a good image for the school and for themselves.