Oti Regional Minister Graces 10th Anniversary Celebration of Kyabobo Girls.

Oti Regional Minister, Honourable Daniel Machator, graced the 10th anniversary celebration of Kyabobo Girls school in the Oti region. The celebration was under the theme, “Ten Years of Educating the Girl Child to shine, Successes, Challenges and the Future”.

Kyabobo Girls School first opened in 2013 with the Junior High School with a student population of 90 students. In 2016, the Senior High school was added as a day school and the first cohort of girls wrote WASSCE in 2018/2019 academic year. The current population of the school is 432 students and a staff population of 55.

As part of the one-week celebration, Wednesday, May 29, 2024 was set aside as “Sport and Cultural day”. The students and their teachers, dressed in their African wear, showcased a rich tapestry of cultural drumming and dances reflecting the diverse cultural heritage of the people of Nkwanta South Municipality.

Prior to the cultural event, the team A and B of the school’s handball team put up a spirited handball game to the admiration of the entire school and the dignitaries present.

Dignitaries presents at the event were the Municipal Chief Executive of Nkwanta South, Hon. Felix Owusu-Gyimah, founder of the school, Madam Gill Norris who is currently the Ghana Education Project (GEP) project and officials from the Municipal Education Directorate and the Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly.

The Ghana Education Project provides both students and teachers with teaching and learning resources as well as logistics. The Junior High School students pay no fees and are provided with stationery and textbooks by GEP.

In his speech, the regional minister shared his life story with the girls to inspire them with his journey to success. The minister admonished the students to be hardworking and determined to be successful. Hon. Daniel Machator encouraged the girls to pursue their dreams, highlighting that they too can achieve great things, even though they come from rural areas.

After the speech, Hon. Daniel Machator, donated an amount of money in support of the school’s anniversary project.

Two of the students delivered a heartfelt poetry recitations that captivated the audience. Their performances showcased not only their eloquence and emotional depth but also the rich literary culture of the school. The profound poetry performance highlights the students’ artistic talents and appreciation for poetry.

The Kyabobo school choir was not left out. The choir delivered a powerful message through their soul-uplifting song on the anniversary theme – Ten Years of Educating The Girl Child to Shine. The choir’s inspiring rendition embodies the virtues that contribute to the promotion of girl child education.

The program came to an end with the expectation of more exciting performances from the Kyabobo girls during the anniversary durbar scheduled to be held on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Compiled by the MIS Team: Emmanuel Sappor & Daniel Ahiatrogah

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