One Life Aid Foundation (OLAF), a Non-Governmental Organization has extended its reach to students of the Nation Builders International School.
Nation Builders International School is an orphanage in the Eastern Region of Ghana that caters for the less privileged.
The Foundation as part of their support program visited the school on July 3, 2020 and donated educational materials especially for those who are about to write their final exams in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Speaking to the Founder and Executive Director of One Life Aid Foundation (OLAF), Joycelyn Siaw-Asamoah, she noted that there was an urgent call from the school for the provision of such materials as the school prepares students for their final year examinations.
Materials given out were exercise books, pens, readers, mathematical sets, Bibles and reading books.
Packets of sanitary pads were also shared among the girls in the school.
She stressed the importance of education and encouraged the students to study hard so as to make it to the next level of their academic ladder.
She said: “Many at times, students who are not well prepared during examinations panic when the question paper is in front of them. I therefore, urge all of you to study hard to avoid this shame. I also advise you to learn hard, be prepared and pass all your examinations to be able to enter into Senior High School (SHS).”
Joycelyn Siaw-Asamoah also advised the students to prepare themselves to boost their confidence during the examination, asking them to do away with their mobile phones, tablet, watching television, playing games and focus on their studies to pass once and for all.
She advised them to remain focused when writing their exams and encouraged them to study hard, avoid bad friends and aim high to achieve their dreams for the betterment of their future.
(OLAF) has over the years supported deprived schools in communities across the country.
It recently embarked on two major projects, the Menstrual and Hand Hygiene projects to the Koforidua School for the Deaf, where volunteers educated students on best hygiene practices for a healthy living.
Facilitators of the project took the students through the various stages of hand washing as well as menstrual hygiene.
The projects were also used to interact with the students, especially girls, on some challenges they face during their menstrual periods.
Joycelyn Siaw-Asamoah said the Foundation embarked on these projects considering the complications many school girls go through during their menstrual periods due to improper sanitary conditions.
OLAF, a Koforidua-based Non-Governmental Organization which is focused on assisting less and under privileged school children in deprived communities.