A KUMASI-based Journalist, Simon Opoku Afriyie , has extended a helping hand to scores of children of school-going age at Manso Muawano in the Amansie south District of the Ashanti Region.
Mr. Opoku Afriyie who is also Otec Fm news reporter and doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of choicenewsonline.com, presented exercise books, pens ,pencils,erasers ,sharpeners mathematical sets to hundreds of pupils in the community.
According to the philanthropist, the gesture was to motivate the young children to learn hard and also support their parents and guardians who were cash-strapped and badly needed help.
The ace broadcast journalist, has for the past three years also assisted the aged widows and widowers in the Muawano in various forms and also organizing free health screenings for hundreds of residents in the community and nearby surroundings.
Nr. Opoku Afriyie in an interview with the media said his desire was to see his native Manso Muawano one day producing brilliant students who would grow up to develop the area and impact many others.
The CEO of choicenewsonline.com, used the occasion to appeal to the government , Member of Parliament (MP) of the area, Yaw Frimpong Addo and DCE of the District, Clement Opoku Gyamfi to come to the aid of the Muawano community to construct classroom blocks since the pupils walk long distance nearby communities to get access to education which is hampering learning in the community.
He said getting the classroom blocks will help to promote teaching and learning In the area.
He again made a passionate appeal to the government to construct mechanize boreholes in the community to solve the water crisis in the area.
According to him, the community has only one functioning borehole which is a problem to the residents of the community.
“School children always get to school late due to the long que for water,” he lamented.
He promised to do more donations to his community whenever he gets the power to do so.
Some of the beneficiaries pupils thanked Mr Simon Opoku Afriyie for the gesture.
Some parents who spoke to the media said, the items has brought massive relief to them.
They also appealed to natives of Muawano who have traveled abroad to emulate the kind benevolence of Mr. Opoku Afriyie.