The official opening ceremony of the new kindergarten school at Krisan-Sanzule in the Ellembelle District in Ghana’s Western Region took place last month. The project was funded by Tullow Ghana Ltd and is part of a three year grant agreement which will see six kindergarten schools built in the Western Region.

The two classroom school also features age and gender appropriate toilets, kitchen, storeroom, shaded outside teaching area and playground.

The opening ceremony was a real community affair, with people from Krisan and Sanzule in attendance as well as Chief of Sanzule, Chief of Krisan, Director Chief Executive of Ellembelle District, Director of Education Ellembelle District, Assembly Member for Krisan/Eikwe, Tullow Ghana Ltd Officials, School Management Committee and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Chairs and Executives.

The chief of Sanzule, Nana Asafo Boakye gave the welcome address which was followed by some beautiful performances from the pupils of Krisan-Sanzule District Model Kindergarten School.

As well as the school building, the Tullow Ghana Ltd funding also supports the kindergarten teachers, who have received teacher training workshops as well as practical in-class coaching to support their implementation of the Ghana Education Service active and play based pedagogy.

The first ribbon at the school main entrance was cut by the Chiefs of Krisan and Sanzule, the second ribbon on the plaque was cut by the Director Chief Executive of Ellembelle District and the final unveiling of the plaque was done by the Operations Director of Tullow Oil.

Finally, our Project Engineer, Samuel, took the delegates on a tour of the new school building. Here are some photos from the day’s event.