Nasco Feeding Minds, a Non-Governmental Organisation, operating in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District has donated 6 bicycles to 6 students of the Sawla Senior High School to facilitate their commuting to school.
The beneficiaries were from Jentilpe who trek about 8 kilometers to school everyday.
This is the second time students in the District are benefiting from such support from the NGO.
Hon. Seidu Nuhu Banasco, the Executive Director of Nasco Feeding Minds, who presented the bicycles to the students at Jentilpe, told Yagbon News that, the donation was made possible through one of their of partners Mr. Juande, who recently marked his 40th birthday.
He said the donation was to reduce the challenges students went through to access education in rural areas.
According to him, the beneficiary students were selected after they were observed to be travelling long distances to school making them get to school late and tired.
Hon. Banasco, appealed to parents to maintain the bicycles for their
wards and indicated that, the long distance they walked made them exhausted and the bicycles would reduce lateness to school, absenteeism and dropout rate.
He said the bicycles would enable them get to school early and to participate actively in school activities which eventually will enhance their academic performance.
The students who were elated about the donation observed that, they lived in a village far away from their school (Sawsec), so the bicycles would be of great help to them.
Ten (10), pupils, made up of 5 males and 5 females from the Jelinkon D/A primary also received pieces of school uniforms from Nasco Feeding Minds.
The gesture was to ensure that the pupils had decent dressing as well as peace of mind to study.
It was also aimed at easing the plight of some parents and improve attendance, to enhance teaching and learning and boost performance of the pupils.
The uniforms were made up of 5 shirts and shorts for the male pupils and 5 dresses for girls.
According to him, there is the need to help such underprivileged pupils pursue their education without any hindrances hence the donation.