Ripples of Hope, a Non Governmental Organization Co-founded by Auntie Agartha and Mr. Ibrahim Moomin Badingu (Badingu Music) donated assorted educational materials to the teachers and learners of Kantu Basic School on the 30th day of January, 2020.
These items, among others included branded Exercise Books of Ripples of Hope, packets of pencils, Pupils’ bags, Teachers Note Books and packets of pens to promote effective teaching and learning in the school.
According to Ras Badingu, A Reggae Artist who hails from Wechiau the Wa West District capital, his quest to give back to deprived communities was motivated by a request made by the immediate past Headteacher of the School, Mr. Stephen Sabo Da-Balorror in January 2019. This nice idea, according to him, was discussed with Auntie Agatha, the CEO of Ripples of Hope to support Kantu Basic School and other deprived and difficult to reach schools in the Wa West District. His engagement with Auntie Agatha was fruitful, leading to the procurement of the educational materials.
Consequently, over 2000 Pupils Exercise Books, Packets of Teachers Note Books, bags, pens and pencils were procured for onward distribution to the selected schools which appealed to the organization for support to improve upon learning outcomes in the schools and across the district which in the midst of inadequacy of Teaching and Learning Materials.
Wechiau Islamic Basic School and others dotted across the district would equally benefit from this life changing initiative.
Ripples of Hope, according to Ras Badingu, has a long term development plan of constructing a Vocational Training Institute in Wechiau to train and build the capacity of young artisans (most especially Tailors and Dressmakers) to be able to acquire the needed skills to engage in various livelihood empowerment ventures to contribute to the development of their communities and the district at large.
The Newly appointed Headteacher, Mr. Naribo Christopher Domoh, thanked the Outgone Headteacher, Mr. Stephen Sabo Da-Balorror, for his quest and initiative towards soliciting support for the benefit of the school. He also thanked Ripples of Hope, most especially the Founder and Co-founder Mr. Badingu and Auntie Agartha respectectively, for their support and prayed that they get rewarded in hundred folds for their commitments and sacrifices. He also called on them to continue to liaise with other educational stakeholders, including the Wa West District Assembly and the District Education Directorate to collaborate efforts towards providing furniture for the school as the school is faced with inadequacy of furniture. He equally used the opportunity to appeal to the Circuit Supervisor, Mr. Debra to draw the attention of management to collaborate with the Wa West District Assembly to enable the Contractor in charge of the 6-Unit Classroom Block and other ancillary facilities awarded in 2016 to get the project fully executed to enable the children use it.
The programme was graced by Mr. Debrah, Circuit Supervisor for Wechiau North and Mr. Stephen Sabo Da-Balorror, the Immediate Past Headteacher cum Circuit Supervisor for Wechiau North