Ghana ICT Skills Hub (GISH) Foundation has donated books and other stationery to the Ghana Red Cross Society library in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, as part of their Ubuntu project activities.
According to Mr Evans Gyakye, the Content and Programs Manager, GISH foundation is embarking on a program dubbed “Ubuntu” to seek and connect classrooms of different learning and different cultures across borders so that, they can be able to exchange our learning abilities from one place to another.
“We chose the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRC) to donate some of the learning materials because Ghana Red Cross is a national asset which has a connection to many of the schools in Ghana” he stated.
He said, since it relates to humanitarian services, their outfit believed that handling these books to the students through the GRC will enable the students inculcate the habit of reading.
He said the foundation also hopes that schools in the United Kingdom will be able to have a relationship with schools in Ghana and more especially the deprive ones so that, they will be able to exchange their learning cultures
They noted that “many students here in Ghana don’t really understand why they have to go to school. In fact, there is little pressure to go to school because they would want to be street children who are hustling doing their own stuff outside of school. So this project is going to connect the brains of students to have a desire for school, desire to learn and to know”
Receiving the items, the Regional Manager of the Volta Ghana Red Cross Society, Mr Gershon Koffi Dzokoto, expressed his gratitude to GISH foundation for their kind gesture and appeal to the foundation for more collaborations.
He explained that “The books are going to help our young ones a lot because, before, they have been coming here willing to read but most at times when they come, they don’t find books that will interest them in the office but with the arrival of these material it will help them a lot”
He noted that GISH has been very kind to the GRC adding that, the book will go a long way to help the young ones as it is the expectation of the office that, their library is going to be enriched which in effect is also going to help the youth groups who always come to ask for books to study.