Rev Fr Stephen Amoah-Gyasi, the Cape Coast Archdiocesan Development Director has handed over a fully renovated two-unit classroom blocks to the St. Mary’s Catholic Girls’ Primary School.
This comes on the beck of cries from authorities at the school to get assistance to revamp the two-unit block that has dilapidated and been abandoned for over six years.
Speaking at the ceremony to hand over the renovated block to the school, Rev Fr Stephen Amoah-Gyasi indicated, said that he saw the need to take up the challenge to revamp the place to keep up the good works of the OLA Sisters.
This he said, meant that he sought financial backing to undertake the project.
He added that the gesture also affirms the church’s level of commitment towards improving the quality of education for wards in the Archdiocese.
He said it would be a dent on the image of the church if they folded up and watched the school rot to a pulp.
“It would be a shame on the church and the country at large if we fold up on our maintenance culture and watch this building birthed from the efforts of the OLA Sisters die out”.
He charged authorities to ensure the highest form of maintenance for posterity.
Mrs. Theresa Mensah, Headmistress of the school pointed out that some buildings in the school had already been marked for renovation and they are praying on well-meaning individuals to emulate the steps of Fr Gyasi to give the facility a facelift.
She thanked the priest for the gesture and affirmed that the facility would be put to maximum use.
St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School is an important part of the Faith Formation Ministry in the Cape Coast Archdiocese and has spanned in the country for over 100 years.
As the first-ever girls’ primary school in the Central Region, birthed by the OLA Sisters, it has the primary purpose of teaching wards to be followers of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic Tradition while employing the highest standards of Education dictates in the country.
The school was initially established as a Christian community under monastic vows for the “Our Lady of Apostles Sisters”.
The school offers grade levels Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through to primary six and teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge character formation.
The school thrives on Academic Excellence, Life Lessons, catholic faith and Compassion and has birthed the OLA Training College.