First Project: Restoration of BOKURUWA PRESBYTERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL
HISTORY OF BOKURUWA PRESBYTERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Bokuruwa was founded in the first half of the 17th Century, being one of the oldest of Kwahu nucleus towns. The migrants principally came from old Denkyira and Ashanti led by Nana Baadu Koampata.
Rev Ramseyer, a Christian missionary made contact with Bokuruwa on his march from Anum to Kumasi and was so impressed by the hospitality shown to him in Bokuruwa that he promised to repay the kindness if ever he had the opportunity.
Bokuruwa Presbyterian Church was one of the first mission stations opened by Rev. Ramseyer on December 23rd, 1876. In order to spread the gospel, the missionaries decided to open a school as a result the Bokuruwa Presbyterian Primary School was established in 1917, in the process becoming the third school to be established with a registered number of NKP 3.
The church and the community put up the first set of school buildings in 1947 lead by the first Head teacher Catechist E. Atiemo. Later other sandcrete classrooms were added and in February 2006, a crumbling three-classroom block was replaced. The present enrolment is 115 with a staff of 10 with two teaching assistants.
On the same compound is the kindergarten, which currently houses a pupil population of ninety-five (95) and staff strength of four (4). The kindergarten was run as a Church / Private institution until the government of Ghana took over in 1995.
THE NEED TO FEED BOKURUWA PRESBY PRIMARY AND KINDERGARTEN
1. The poverty level here is such that, most parents cannot afford to feed their wards hence the need to support parents.
2. Poor dieting has also resulted in ill-health amongst pupils.
3. Truancy and absenteeism is rampant due to parents’ inability to provide meals for their wards.
4. If the school is able to provide at least one decent meal a day for the pupils, it will improve upon the health of pupils, boost enrolment and control truancy, dropout rate and absenteeism.
IMPACT OF THE AID
1. Lead to the normal physical growth of the pupils.
2. Parents low income status gets a relief as money for feeding the school children will now be used for other needs.
3. Pupils’ enrolments will increase.
IMPORTANCE OF THE SCHOOL TO THE COMMUNITY
1. The school provides basic education in reading and writings skills.
2. Pupils pass on ripple effect of education to parents and guardians, for example health improvement activities to the home.
3. Community up-bringing regardless of sex, race, religion or status in the town.
4. School serves as a correction centre.
The project has started!!!!. Click below for a site plan of Bokuruwa Presbyterian Primary school.
Site Plan 1