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(PICTURES) Journalist Supports Pupils With Educational Materials2 min read

(PICTURES) Journalist Supports Pupils With Educational Materials<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">2</span> min read</span>

A Kumasi-based Journalist, Simon Opoku Afriyie, has extended a helping hand to scores of children of school-going age at Manso Muawano in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region.

Mr. Opoku Afriyie who is also an OTEC FM News reporter cum Chief Executive Officer of, presented exercise books, pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners mathematical sets to hundreds of pupils in the community.

According to the philanthropist, the gesture was to motivate the young children to learn hard and also support their parents and guardians who were cash-strapped and badly needed help.

The ace broadcast journalist has for the past three years assisted the aged widows and widowers in the Muawano in various forms and also organized free health screenings for hundreds of residents in the community and nearby surroundings.

Mr. Opoku Afriyie in an interview with the media said he desired to see his native Manso Muawano one day producing brilliant students who would grow up to develop the area and impact many others.

The CEO of, used the occasion to appeal to the government, Member of Parliament (MP) of the area, Yaw Frimpong Addo and DCE of the District, Clement Opoku Gyamfi to come to the aid of the Muawano community to construct classroom blocks since the pupils walk long distance nearby communities to get access to education which is hampering learning in the community.
He said getting the classroom blocks will help to promote teaching and learning In the area.

He again made a passionate appeal to the government to construct mechanized boreholes in the community to solve the water crisis in the area.

According to him, the community has only one functioning borehole which is a problem to the residents of the community.
“School children always get to school late due to the long queue for water,” he lamented.

He promised to make more donations to his community whenever he gets the power to do so.

Some of the pupils thanked Mr Simon Opoku Afriyie for the kind gesture.

Some parents who spoke to the media said, the items have brought massive relief to them.

They also appealed to natives of Muawano who travelled overseas to emulate the kind benevolence of Mr. Opoku Afriyie.