|Letter of acknowledgement from St. Anne's principal|
October 3rd, 2011
The new school year has just begun, when we have to admit new students. The new entrants reported to school on the 16th of September, whilst the continuing students reported on 23rd of September 2011.
We have projected a new intake of forty-five students but so far thirty eight students have reported. We are in our rainy season and we do have frequent down pour of rain which has flooded our rivers and dams and devastated the roads so travelling is a very tedious exercise these days and that is why we are patiently waiting for the students who are yet to report to do so. The total enrolment will remain 180 students because there are no additional classroom and dormitory blocks to accommodate an increase of students in take. Furniture is also limited.
Four of our needy students have completed their courses of study and have therefore exited the senior high school. They are Lawrencia Zimpah, Sherifa Karimu, Rita Natuo and Halilatu Wajah. These four together with their colleagues sum up to a total of thirty nine students who graduated, of which twenty three are in General Art and sixteen in Business five other students have also left our school on health grounds. These are students with asthmatic problems and rheumatism as well as work stress.
An up to date information on the four students who have graduated will be made available to you when they gain entry into their next stage of learning presently.
We have identified and selected nine needy girls who are either orphans or have lost a mother or father for the current academic year. Four of the girls will replace the four who have left and so we have five additional students to cater for; bringing the total to twenty students. Their stories and pictures will follow when they are provided with the uniform that identifies them with St. Anne’s Girls senior High School.
We are most highly indebted to Women-to- Women International –Ghana High School project for all the support from 2009 till now. The support truly has greatly relieved the parents of these girls of a very heavy burden and it has enabled the girls to add value to their lives which definitely will impact on their families and society in the future.
We are indeed very grateful to God for the lives of all of you wonderful women over there. We are thinking of the president-Michel Nellis and above all the charity exhibited. We are thinking of our ‘front-man’ (Silvia Morgan) for her tender loving care and her creativity. We are thinking of Mellissa Walker, Whose vivid narrative on the August 28th activities brought home to us clearly what took place on that day. We are thinking of all who supported in one way or the other, the donors and contributors. Once more we say thank you and may God richly bless you.
Gabriella D. Wumnaya