North America branch of Kumaca Old Students upbeat about Science Lab project

8Anny Osabutey, The Christian Journal – It was a night of glitz, laughter, dancing and nostalgia, as students from the 1960s, 1970s up to 2014 from the North Americas branch of the Kumasi Academy Old Students Association, came together to raise money to help build a science laboratory for their alma mater. The exercise was the second in a series and from Virginia, Chicago, Atlanta, Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan, Connecticut, they met in New York for the fun filled Fundraising Dinner Dance at the Radisson Hotel JFK. The school was built almost 60 years ago by Baptist missionaries to train students in different fields of study. Located at Asokore-Mampong in the Ashanti region, science remains one of its strengths. So, the construction of the laboratory, though not new, will be a boost for the school.

The association is confident the lab, when completed, would be properly utilized to ensure the next batch of scientists who will emerge from the school are adequately prepared for the future. President of the association and a member of the Class of 1970, Mr Anokye Poku, in a speech, recounted fond memories during their days, and how the school has impacted their lives. He said though the association’s intention is to connect past students to each other, it is also to “provide valued services to members, and to support the high school’s mission.”

Dr. Kwabena Dapaah-Siakwan is the National President. In a goodwill message to his colleagues in North America, he praised them for their selflessness in helping to give back to the school.

The school has produced brilliant students including former Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States under the NPP administration, Dr. Kwame Bawuah, an accomplished physician and philanthropist who has been a stunt supporter of the association. Former Minister Information Minister Dan Botwe, Mr. Edward Forkuo Kyei – CEO, GLICO, Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Chairman, Christian Council of Ghana and many more.

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