This report is focusing on a 2-classroom block construction project at the Sowa Din Memorial Kindergarten School that was meant to enhance access to quality education to learners from the economically disadvantaged families. The Head Teacher Miss Esther Ofantser, with the support of the other 4 Sowa Din Memorial Cluster Schools approached Dr Violet Makuku regarding the plight of the school in terms of the shortage of classrooms on the 29th of May 2023. This was soon after The Global Quality Assurance Association (GQAA) came with her team to donate sanitary wear to 200 Sowa Din Memorial Junior High School (JHS) 1 and 2 girls.


The Sowa Din Memorial Kindergarten School is a government Institution located in Ashaley Botwe School-Junction in the Adentan Municipality Greater Accra, Ghana.  The school is headed by Miss Esther Ofantser. The school is divided into two (2) streams (A & B) with a population of two Hundred (200) males and females learners aged between 3-5 years. The school only had a 3-classroom block which was inadequate for teaching and learning to progress smoothly. The school management then decided to set up a temporary structure to ease overcrowding in the classrooms for easy access of learning. However, each time it rained, the classroom became flooded thereby bringing learning to a halt. Apparently, Ghana naturally has long rainy season which would entails a long time without schooling for those children. Fortunately for the school, in 2023, Global Quality Assurance Association (GQAA) headed by Dr. Violet Makuku came in to help build a Kindergarten double classroom block for the school.  Immediately after discussions with the school management and the Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA), the project kicked off with purchasing of building materials like; sand, gravel, blocks and cement on the 4th of October 2023.

The project was then handed over to a mason to start digging and building. Dr. Violet Makuku and her Global Quality Assurance Association team were always around throughout the entire project to supervise and make sure that everything went on well smoothly. Donations were sought from different people to assist in one way or another to make sure that adequate resources would available to complete the building. Some people donated cement while others donated floor tiles.  After putting up the structure, tiling, painting and other final touches were later done to make the building usable.

On Wednesday 31st January, 2024, a brief ceremony was organized to hand over the 2 classroom blocks to the staff and management of Sowa Din Memorial Kindergarten School. The short handover ceremony was learner-centred as things like the opening and closing prayers, recitations, music, dances and choreography were all done by the kindergarten children aged between 4-5years. In attendance at the handing over ceremony was Dr. Violet Makuku, the Director – Global Quality Assurance Association and her team, the Adentan Municipal Education Director, Officers from Adentan Education Office, Sowa Din Memorial Cluster School Head teachers, the PTA executives, parents, teachers and learners. 


This project was a dream come true and a great story to tell future generations of how such wonderful and beautiful classrooms came about. Special appreciation goes to Dr Makuku for initiating the project, coordinating the work and mobilization of resources.

Submitted by: Mr Jengre Samuel Jengle on the 3rd of FEBRUARY 2024

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