Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) department of Social Work have provided mechanized borehole for the inhabitants of Bima No.2. The project was inaugurated by the Association of Students of Social Work (ASSOWK-KNUST) and Sekyere East District on Friday, November 10, 2017.
Bima No.2 is a small farming community with a population of about three hundred inhabitants located in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
The borehole was constructed after some level 300 social work students of KNUST embarked on academic practicum when they found out that portable drinking water was a major problem facing the people of Bima No.2 community and later presented to the Association of Students of Social Work for assessment and urgent solution to be provided.
Realizing the scarcity of portable drinking water at Bima No.2, ASSOWK-KNUST decided to provide a mechanized borehole to the community. The project was facilitated by the Center for the Development of People (CEDEP) Ghana and Supported by the Sekyere East District Assembly. The Student Representative Council (SRC) of KNUST assisted the project by purchasing the Poytank. Other individuals donated in different forms to support the project.
The president of ASSOWK, Mss. Mary ayim expressed her excitement on how successful the project was done and recommended her successive administration to follow suit.
‘’I only have one year in office as ASSOWK-KNUST president. I am recommending to the next administration to also do their very best to get a project that can impact the lives of people as we have done, so that they leave a legacy for the association. As Social Workers we are in to facilitate project that significantly affect the lives of people in a community and apply what we are taught in the classroom. That is exactly what we have done today’’.
District Chief Execurtive of Sekyere East, Honorable Mary Boateng who inaugurated the project admonished the community to be patriotic and take good care of the project.
‘’I humbly advise that you try your possible best to contribute to the development of Bima No.2. Don’t sit aloof, expecting the government to provide all your basic needs. Make sure that this very mechanized borehole is kept clean and maintained properly all the time’’.
Chief of Bima No.2 community, Nana Akyeampong expressed his gratitude to the students including all who helped in building the project and promised that his community members will take good care of the project.
‘’Thanks to everyone who came to support this project. May God bless you abundantly in all your endeavours especially Social work Students of KNUST, DCE, Assemblyman and the youth of Bima No.2 Community. We will try our posible best to keep this borehole project clean and maintained’’.
This is not the first time that the Association of Students of Social Work in KNUST have impacted the lives of people through a project. Last year, 2016, the association embarked on donation exercise for Bekwai destitute home.
Source: John Essien/focusfmonline.com