We are delighted to share the official opening ceremony for Saltpond Model Kindergarten School in the Mfantseman District in Ghana’s Central Region. The school took 6 months to complete and the construction programme began with consultations with the Mfantseman Municipal Directorate of Education, local authorities and traditional leaders, as well as carrying out site surveys and research to ensure the best location was selected for this project.

Saltpond Model Kindergarten School includes, two classrooms, an office and storeroom, two outdoor teaching areas, one playground, a kitchen and toilets. The architecture and orientation of the school enhances natural lighting, acoustics and ventilation making light, bright and cool classroom environments.

The school has been in use since September and the teachers have done a great job making their classrooms child centred, engaging learning environments full of fun, colourful learning materials.

The opening ceremony took place at the premises of the St Peter & St Paul School park. The ceremony was attended by local authorities, traditional leaders, Directorate of Education, Central Regional Directorate of Anglican Schools, the Clergy, donors and parents.

Sabre’s Managing Director, Dominic Bond, attended the event with our Head of Fundraising, Nadine Adamski, and our Chair of Trustees, David Main. Dominic made a presentation and officially handed over the school to the Ghana Education Service and Saltpond community, which was warmly received by the Municipal Director of Education on behalf of the Municipality. The ceremony included a number of speeches from our invited guests and the children performed cultural dances and poetry recitals.

Once the ribbon was cut the guests had a guided tour of the school and the kindergarten pupils took the opportunity to enjoy their playground.