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EDUCO, a Spanish-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has presented sporting equipment to 20 selected basic schools in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality (S/NM) to aid their physical education activities.
Items donated include 100 each of footballs, volleyballs, handballs, and basketballs as well as skipping ropes, scrabbles and ludo.
Beneficiary schools include Pong Tamale Experimental Primary, Jana Rabaniya Primary, the Nyoglo A.M.E Zion Primary, the Kanshegu Primary, Moglaa M/A Primary, Savelugu Experimental (A&B) Primary, and Yoo Roman Catholic Primary.
Mr Wilfred Dery, the Country Director of EDUCO, who presented the items, said the gesture was to promote the physical well-being of children.
Mr Dery said there was need to focus on activity-based learning to enhance the mental capabilities of pupils to stay in school and learn.
He urged beneficiary schools to put the sporting equipment to good use and expressed the optimism that they would go a long way to promote holistic education in the municipality.
He said: “What we intend to achieve with this donation is quality and holistic education. It is necessary to take good care of them and engage the pupil with the equipment”.
Mr Paul Sanyare, the Headmaster of Kanshegu Primary School, expressed gratitude to EDUCO for the donation saying the intervention was timely considering the fact that most schools in the municipality lacked sports equipment for physical education, which was an essential part of the curricular.
Mr Sanyare said the sports equipment would help to raise smart and active pupils.
EDUCO supports activities of local NGOs to enhance education delivery and safeguard rights of children and women in the Northern Region.