Doug Pearson announced at our June 21st meeting that the final report detailing completion of the project at St. Hubert’s basic school has been accepted by the District 5020 Foundation Committee. Foundation Chair, Bill McCarthy wrote: “congratulations! You have made education safer through the provision of the basics; water, electricity, etc. for students at St. Hubert’s. Your partnerships and “boots on the ground” mad this possible. Further, the Mid Island Group enabled this project to be adequately funded.”
Our club partnered with Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary Club to develop a grant proposal for the project. The district community grant in the amount of US$3,255 was matched by contributions from the Mid Island Group, area clubs and the Techiman Rotary Club. The grant funded construction of a well and installation of electricity for the St. Hubert's basic school in Akrofrom, a community about 70 km NE of Sunyani.
The school was chosen because the community is expanding very quickly increasing the school population of about 1000. However, the school lacked basic facilities like water and electricity. We therefore decided to use this grant to provide these basic facilities, to help improve their way of life thereby improving education and literacy.
The contact at the Techiman Club was Prince Tandoh. Prince visited us with the delegation of Ghanaian Rotarians in 2014 as President of the newly chartered club.