Fifty students from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Ayeduase, Ashanti region, were delighted to receive backpacks filled with supplies from The Gaudete Institute (TGI). The delegation from TGI, led by Board Chairman Dr. Simon Dankyi, Prof. Marian Asantewah Nkansah (Executive Director), and Ms. Patricia Nkansah (Executive Secretary), along with two volunteers, presented these generous donations to the pupils as part of TGI’s “one child one backpack” (TOCOB) project.
During the event, the pupils were encouraged to study diligently and stay committed to their education. Reverend Fr. Stephen Opoku, the local manager and Parish Priest, assisted in distributing the backpacks and offered prayers to express gratitude for TGI’s thoughtful gesture.
Established in 2016, The Gaudete Institute (TGI) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to serving the needs of underserved communities. They aspire to reach 1,000 schoolchildren annually through their projects.
Prof. Marian Asantewah Nkansah shared that despite Ghana’s provision of free basic education, many children in disadvantaged communities with economically challenged parents lack basic necessities like school bags, books, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners. TGI’s support is deeply appreciated by these children and their sponsors.
Jonathan Kwadwo Annan, the School Prefect, extended heartfelt blessings to the donors and the management of The Gaudete Institute for their compassionate efforts.