News Release

Church of Jesus Christ Donates Classrooms and Sanitation Facilities to School in Atwima Kwanwoma, Ghana

Local civil and traditional leaders attend donation ceremony at the Atwima Kokoben School

On 27 March 2024, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated a fully furnished six-unit classroom block with a library, and a ten-seat sanitation facility to the Atwima Kokoben D/A School in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of Ghana.  A donation ceremony was held on the school grounds with Church leaders, and local community and traditional leaders in attendance.

Representing the Church at the ceremony was President Samuel Appiah of the Kumasi Suame Stake.  He was joined by Bishop Rockson Appiah of the Kokoben Ward and Alexander Cobbinah, Bishop of the Nkoranza Ward.

Accepting the donation on behalf of the community was the Honorable Kofi Amankwaa Manu, Member of Parliament for the Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency and Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Defence.  He was joined by Assemblyman Paul Nkrumah.  Representing the school was Doris Ofori, the District Director of Education.  Nana Kwaku Duah Gyamfro, Chief of the Kokoben, was also in attendance. 

Teachers, students, and community members were part of the donation ceremony and were able to see the completed classrooms and sanitation facility.  A citation honoring The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was read and presented to President Samuel Appiah by the Honorable Member of Parliament Kofi Amankwaa Manu.

“I would recommend your Church to anyone I meet, you do exactly what the lord has commanded his disciples to be doing,” said Manu during the presentation.

Chief Nana Kwaku Duah Gyamfro shared his gratitude and commended the Church for thinking about the education and future of the community’s children.  “You have done a great service to our children and it will bless generations.”

Doris Ofori said, “Words cannot describe our feelings of gratitude to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for coming to the aid of vulnerable and needy communities, you’re indeed touching lives.”  She added, “By these kind acts of service to mankind, you vividly demonstrate your understanding of the savior’s admonition to love our neighbors.”

President Appiah of the Suame Stake noted that, “These acts of love and service are our little contribution to express our love to our neighbors and to our God as we are taught.  We fast every month and set aside these monies for food to be given to the church to carry out these projects worldwide because we love you and, we love our God.”

The Atwima Kwanwoma District has a population of 235,000 people and is in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

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