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Winners of SAGE competition from Meghis receive Financial Support

By
Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA    

Mamfe, Aug 3, GNA – Winners of this year’s
Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition,
Mamfe Methodist Girls Senior High School (Meghis) have received financial
support to represent Ghana in Ukraine.

A financial support of Gh¢43, 000.00 would
cover their travelling cost, feeding and other expenses.

Ofosuapea family of Mamfe offered to foot
their travelling expenses following an appeal made on their behalf by the
Mamfehene, Nana Ansah Sasraku, at an Akwasidae meeting of the elders and people
of the town.

Six students- Belinda Addy, Eunice Hinson,
Eunice Abena Frimpomaa Eliza Mildred, Evelyn Opare and Elizabeth Ennin from the
school offering General Arts, Home Economics and Science came together and
entered the SAGE competition with other 16 Senior High Schools and emerged
winners to represent Ghana at the Global competition to be hosted in
Ukraine.           

The leader of the team, Ms Eunice Hinson, said
they presented used car tyres transformed into rest room chairs, waste from
dressmaking and tailoring shops turned into school bags,  notebook covers as well as waste plastic
bottles turned into pencil and pen cases.

The team is expected to leave for Ukraine on
August 8th and would be away for 10 days.

Ms Hinson said their unique performance won
them the best innovative and entrepreneurial award at the competition.

Nana Ansah Sasraku commended the girls for
their achievement and the honour brought to the people of Mamfe and pledged
their continuous support to promote girls education in Mamfe.

Mamfe Methodist Girls was established by the
Methodist church with support from the Mamfe traditional council in 1984 to
promote girls education in the area.

He said even though he was happy at the pace
of development in the school so far, he was concerned that girls from Mamfe did
not make the grades to enroll. 

According to Nana Sasraku who is also the
Kyidomhene of the Akwapim traditional area, indigenes of Akwapim were not more
than five percent of the entire school population and called on parents to take
their children’s education seriously especially the girl child.

He said noting could grant children in Akwapim
the right to the school than hard work coupled with parents support and
appealed to all stakeholders to be interested in the declining of education of
the area.

GNA

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