The Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Hon Maxwell Blagodzi in a colorful durbar commissioned a 3 unit classroom block with office and a store at Ando Tsiyinu. He urged the community members to take good care of the school block and maintain the building for posterity.
The classroom block was funded by Adanu, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Delaware University, USA with support from the South Dayi District Assembly and the South Dayi Member of Parliament, Hon Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor.
The community also played a key role in putting up the building – communal labour
At the durbar were the following: representative of Adanu Foundation, Mr. JJ Kotoka and his team, South Dayi District Chief Executive, Hon. Ernest Patrick K. Mallet, and South Dayi District Director of Education Madam. Justina Ziemeh and her team of Circuit Supervisors, District Coordinating Director, Mr. Nathaniel Adzotor, Presiding member, Hon George Lotsoo Bada and Assembly member for the Area, Hon. Christian Dovlo,
Chiefs and elders of Ando Tsiyinu, some Heads of Department from the Assembly , the Head teacher, Teachers , Pupils and the entire members of the Tsiyiun community.
In his welcome address, the Head teacher of Ando Tsiyinu D/A Primary School, Mr. Daniel Atsu Gafli said the school which was started in 1987 with 15 pupils made up of 4 boys and 11 girls with two teachers has now increased to a full primary school with a total population of 80 made up of 42 boys and 38 girls.
He was grateful to the CEO of Adanu and his team, South Dayi District Assembly, MP and the Ando Tsiyinu community for the magnificent building they are witnessing today.
He further said that the block would enhance effective teaching and learning, because they used to sit under trees and unapproved structures where classes sometimes are interrupted by sounds of cars or motorbikes, road users, treat of the weather such as wind and rainfall.
Hon DCE was excited that the building had been completed. He said he met Adanu, the NGO a year ago and after a lot of talking, the project kick started, hence its commissioning.
He thanked all the stakeholders involved and said future project could be done in the same way for easy completion
He urged the children to learn and be good citizens in the future. The CEO’s representative, who is also the project coordinator, Mr. JJ. Kotoka donated assorted books to the school’s library after he also cautioned both teachers and pupils to put the classroom block into good use.