News 25 September 2018

THE ROBERT ZEHNDER LEARNING CENTRE INAUGURATED AT AFRISENE CAMP

The Chief of the community unveiling the plaque at the school with his elders

A school block consisting of three classrooms, an office and storeroom and a four-seater toilet facility with urinal was inaugurated today Tuesday, 25th September 2018 at the premises of the Afrisene Camp DA Primary School in Afrisene Camp.

The construction of the block and accompanying facilities was funded by the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) as part of implementing community development projects in 29 cocoa communities in Ghana. The block has been named after Robert Zehnder, the late treasurer of ICI, in dedication to his commitment to child protection in cocoa growing communities.

The ceremony was witnessed by the chief, elders and other leadership of the community, the District Chief Executive, Honourable Patrick Edusei and other officials of the Ahafo Ano South West District Assembly, the National Coordinator of ICI, Mike Arthur, the Deputy National Coordinator and Programmes Coordinator, Prince Gyamfi and other officials from the Foundation, the Nestle Cocoa Plan Manager, Fred Kukubor, the District Director of the Ghana Education Service and representatives from Olam, the surrounding communities and the media.

During their remarks, the dignitaries commended the leadership of the community for the initiative they took to start a school in 2015. They encouraged them to continue their commitment towards ensuring that children in the community are protected from child labour, in all its forms.

Media report

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