BY PHILIP ANTOH
THE 1993-YEAR group of Wesley Grammar Senior High School has refurbished the sick-bay of the school to help improve the health conditions of the students.
The renovation formed part of the old students’ initiative to give back to their alma mater many years after successfully completing school.
The idea of the donation was made possible by the diasporan branch of the ’93-year group of the old students association in support of the silver jubilee celebration of the school.
Members of the diasporan branch of ’93-year group comprises of old students who are plying their trader in UK, USA, Germany and other foreign countries single handedly funded the project.
Donating the renovated sick-bay to the school, the president of the 1993 year-group, Nii Amasah Kotey, said the group took up the initiative with the support of the national association to whip up morale of other year groups.
Mr Kotey said the project was made possible through the support of members in the Diaspora in making sure that they met the health needs of the school, which was in a deplorable state.
Some of the items presented were two beds and mattresses, curtains, first aid box, modern thermometer, BP machine, extra blanket, screen and other equipment.
He thanked the group for the support for making the project a success and used the occasion to appeal to the other year groups to identify a need and lend a helping hand.
The vice-president of the national association and president of the ’90 year-group, Mr Michael Hutchful, said the government alone could not solve all the problems in the school so it was not out of place for the ‘93-year group to assist the school.
“I am so grateful for this gesture because it has contributed in taking out some of the problems and we encourage other year groups to emulate this act,” Mr Hutchful stated.
The headmaster of Wesley Grammar Senior High School, Mr Charles Baidoo, said the donation had brought relief to the school because the sick-bay was operating without beds.
Mr Baidoo said the inclusion of a screen was good because it would separate those admitted to receive treatment from those who go there for first aid.
“I am happy for such a gesture because for now we have a place where we can admit them and give them first aid before referring them to other hospitals,” he stated.
According the headmaster, the school had a lot of needs such as bad road network and stalled GetFund 12-unit classroom block, stressing that, “we need the year groups’ support for completion.”
Mr Baidoo called on other year groups to support in expanding the library and also provide them with furniture because enrolment continues to increase.
He thanked the ’93 year group for their contribution and asked other year groups to emulate same.
The assistant junior nurse at the sick-bay, Ms Janet Effah, said the renovation of the facility was a sure way of improving the health condition in the school and thanked the ‘93-year group for their kind gesture.