Accra, June 1, GNA- The Adisadel 1998 Year Group (Santa 98) has launched the: « l Give Back and l Pledge Challenge, » to raise 150,000 dollars to complete its 200 capacity reading complex project.
The Challenge is a 90-day programme, which will commence from June 1, 2022 through to August 31, 2022.
The project is dubbed: « The Legacy Project » in commemoration of the Year Group’s 25th Anniversary of graduating from the College.
Mr Tawiah Adjei, President of the Year Group, told the GNA that the launch of the Challenge came with many activities, including fund raising efforts to realise the remaining money to complete the project.
The project, commissioned in October 2020, is expected to be completed before March 2023 in readiness for the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Prize and Speech Day.
He said so far, the Year Group had raise a quarter of the funding for the project internally.
Mr Adjei said the Challenge was to encourage those, who had completed the School help in the completion of the project, through the « l Give Back Challenge » while the « I Pledge Challenge » was for those, who were friends of the School, including well meaning Ghanaians and corporate institutions to support the project.
He said as part of the tradition, « we are to adopt, start and complete a project of our choice on the campus as a way of giving back to the School. »
Mr Adjei said the project would deliver a 2-floor reading area of 460sqm with a capacity to accommodate up to 200 students.
He said the facility would be made up of a management office, multi-functional room, ground floor reading area, first floor reading area and washroom facilities.
« Provision will also be made to accommodate solar panels for renewable energy project, use environmentally friendly materials, use of natural lighting sources and library storage facilities to harness natural water supplies, » he added.
Mr Adjei said the aim was to provide a top level, high tech and Net Zero energy facility that would serve as a multi-purpose learning facility for students in “their lower school -Katanga.”
He said equipping the residence of lower school with such facility would increase their interest in having quiet study time, either before morning classes, intervals in class sessions or late-night catch-up studies.
It will also provide much needed space for group meetings and studies or conferences and also be used for functions subject to the requirements of the School.
He said it would reduce trekking to upper school for studies and afford lower school residence a sense of ownership and responsibility of a vital learning facility.
Mr Dela Gadzanku, the Chair of the Alumni Sponsorship Committee, said the Year Group was ready to work together with any sponsor to meet the expectation of both parties and create a win-win situation.
« By becoming a sponsor of our legacy project, we pledge to work with you from the project implementation to completion and successful handing over to the School authorities, » he added.
He said after the completion of the project, a special fund would be set aside for the maintenance of the facility for a specific period of time.