Ace broadcaster Afia Pokua popularly known as Vim Lady has encouraged young girls to stay in school irrespective of the difficulties they are currently going through.
She told them to use education as the key to break the cycle of poverty and to empower themselves in future generations after them.
This was Ms Pokua message when together with some volunteers, she donated exercise books to three schools in the Adansi and Amansie Central Districts.
Woroworoso Basic school, Fenaso 3 D.A Primary and Kankanfranse basic school were the beneficiary schools.
Using her life as a source of motivation, Ms Pokua shared how she used to sell plantain, cassava and salted tilapia (Koobi) before attending school.
The broadcaster said she made it in life because she was determined and focused on her education. She advised the students to stay in school, promising to support them if they stayed in school.
The donation is part of Afia Pokua’s Vim Foundation’s plans this year to promote girls education in rural communities through mentorship and construction of 10 toilets fitted with sanitary materials.
The broadcaster says the sanitary toilets are meant to ensure that girls get access to quality education without being shamed when they are menstruating.
Aboagye Prince, headmaster for Woroworoso basic school complained about the lack of infrastructure in the school.
He said they need more support because they have the first batch of JSS 3 students who would be writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) with students in better-equipped schools.
Boakye Clement, headmaster for Fenaso 3 said they do not have enough teachers to take care of their students due to the bad road to the school. As a result, he said one teacher assigned to a class teaches all the subjects.
Robert Owusu, headmaster of Kankanfranse basic school said they are in a wooden structure which needs to be changed to make the environment more conducive for teaching and learning.
He said the road network is terrible with teachers and students having to walk through the bushes in order to get to school.
The headmasters for the schools lauded the broadcaster and her team. They pleaded with organisations and kind-hearted individuals to also support schools like theirs.