The Society of the Missionaries of Africa (M.AFR) in the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday 16th October, 2019 donated 150 dual metal desks to Fian D/A Primary, Junior High schools and Kindergarten in the Daffiama/Bussie/Issa District of the Upper West Region.
The donation ceremony started with a church service led by the Parish Priest of Daffiama, Fr. Gaetan Bayong –Enne. He prayed and thanked God for the donation from the society of the Missionaries of Africa.
The Parish Priest narrated a brief history of the society of the Missionaries of Africa commonly known as the White Fathers when they arrived in the northern part of Ghana in the nineteen century particularly in the Fian Community.
The donation ceremony was graced by officials from the Daffiama/Bussie/Issa district coordinating council, representatives of the MP, parents and students of the Fian D/A Basic School.
Several pledges and donations were also made by officials and individuals to support the School.
Fr. Nicholas Mulinge who presented the desks on behalf of the society of the Missionaries of Africa led by the Provincial Superiors of Ghana –Nigeria Province Fr. John Asenbire to the School indicated that, the donation is in the fulfillment of a pledge the society made when the team of the Missionaries of Arica visited the community and in their tour realized that there was a need to support the school with desks to enhance teaching and learning.
He said the donation is also in line with the society of the Missionaries of Africa’s 150th Anniversary celebration since its foundation in the eighteen century.
He said the desks donated to the school would improve the life of students in the school and urged the management and students to maintain the desks properly for the betterment of the school and the society at large.
The chief representative, Mr. Ivan Domassa who received the desks for the school on behalf of Fian Naa Bambieu Bapin I and the school management thanked the Society of the Missionaries of Africa for the kind gesture.
He also made an appealed for more hands to support the school through the provision of textbooks and computers to promote teaching and learning.