October 18, 2005: Headlines: COS - Ghana: Libraries: Accra Daily Mail,: Peace Corps helps a computer and library complex for the people of Dawu

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Peace Corps helps a computer and library complex for the people of Dawu

Peace Corps helps a computer and library complex for the people of Dawu

The computer and library complex, which was built by the Dawu Friends Club at a cost of about 45 million cedis, has 23 computers and many books.

Peace Corps helps a computer and library complex for the people of Dawu

Computer library inaugurated at Dawu

GNA | Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs Angela Baiden-Amissah, has reiterated the need for communities to initiate their own projects when there is the means instead of waiting for government to do so.

She called on societies, clubs and individuals in communities to help in undertaking essential projects, which would be beneficial to the people to complement government's effort.

In a speech read on her behalf at the inauguration of a computer and library complex for the people of Dawu on Saturday, the Minister said such moves fastened the development of communities.

The computer and library complex, which was built by the Dawu Friends Club at a cost of about 45 million cedis, has 23 computers and many books.

Mrs Baiden-Ammisah called on the people to utilize the facility effectively to ensure that it did not become a "white elephant" and called for the proper maintenance of the facility. The Country Director, US Peace Corps, Ghana, Madam Madeline Mader, who supported the project, said her outfit is interested in the development of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the country, hence, the funding for the project.

She pledged the US Peace Corps' continued support for the club on any project, which would improve the standard of education in the area.

The Mankrado of the town, Nana Kumi Ababio, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the club for helping the town to realize a long time dream and promised the support of the traditional council in ensuring that the facility is well utilized.

The President of the Club, Mr Asare Larbi, said the project, which started two years ago, is to introduce the people of the area to ICT and thanked their partners, the US Peace Corps, for its immense support.

He appealed to parents in the area to stop lavish spending on funerals and other social functions and channel their resources towards the education of their children.

Mr Larbi hinted that the club would from the end of this academic year, initiate an award scheme for the best three students in JSS to boost the morale of the children.

An appeal for funds yielded 14 million cedis to improve the facility.

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