SPEECH BY HEADMISTRESS
Mr. Chairman, Distinguished quest, Teachers, Parents, Ladies and Gentlemen! It gives me much pleasure to be with you on this memorable occasion of the 1st graduation and the 5th anniversary ceremony of the PAAJAF Educational Institute.
The school started as foundation from year 2007 with the aim of providing educational and health support for the underprivileged children. The seed idea of this foundation is that the Director himself, Mr. Philip Kyei Appiah is a product or victim of the underprivileged system hence PAAJAF Educational Institute.
When the idea was suggested, Madam Juliet Adusei, a professional teacher supported him to the give birth to PAAJAF Foundation, registered in September 2007 and regenerated PAAJAF Educational Institute in 2014 as an NGO. Being an NGO, the foundation enjoyed financial support from donors but the donor support has declined in recent times and as such parents are being called upon to support their children with the minimal amount for one hundred and forty Ghana cedis per term to support smooth running of the school. The amount of fees being paid by the pupils of PAAJAF is not the full school fees, a minimal amount is being charged. For instance paying GH¢140 as school fees a term is no fees in Ghana today as a private school.
As of now, within the Gbawe school community, PAAJAF is now one of the best schools. Since its establishment, the school has made a great effort to realize its vision of raising children with moral values, quality study habits, self-disciplines and the literacy, numeracy and ICT.
Currently, the school has a population of One Hundred and Forty Five children. I want to use this occasion to tell our hardworking teachers and other supporting stall that we appreciate their dedication to duty and as such they should keep it up.
Again, we want to appreciate parents for their general contributions to the school. To all grandaunts, you are congratulated and we wish you the best of success and we pray that you emulate your seniors who are now excelling in their instructions where they are relocated.
The school has decided that henceforth grandaunts will continue and not to be relocated to other schools. To end it all, we thank God and all and sundry for the school success.