Needy students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Know-how (KNUST) can now heave a sigh of reduction as the Students Agent Council (SRC) has instituted a policy to assistance present needy learners on the college campus with free meals merchandise.
The initiative, which is a brainchild of the Women’s Commission of the SRC, is aimed at focusing on in excess of a thousand needy learners.
According to the SRC Women’s Commissioner, Sandra Esinam Sosu-Dees, they have noticed that some college students encounter critical economic challenges and as a final result, the intervention will considerably support enhance their problems.
“During my campaign time period, I fulfilled a couple of females who were in dire want of just food items items. There was a unique lady who is tremendous content when she is presented GH₵2 a day just to invest in beans. I asked myself that if she doesn’t get anyone who will give her this volume of cash, how significantly will she go if she is hungry? The plan then arrived up to begin a food lender which will be a storeroom stocked with meals goods. Learners can just wander in to get something to maintain by themselves all over the day,” she claimed.
Sandra Esinam Sosu-Dees mentioned that as component of measures to be certain that deserving learners are given the foods goods and also to make sure continuity even immediately after the present-day SRC Executives depart business, the University’s counselling division and the business of the Dean of Learners have been involved in its implementation.
Talking all through a shorter ceremony to launch the initiative, the Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Kwasi Obiri-Danso indicated that the administration of the College will dedicate sources to make the food items financial institution absolutely operational to support needier pupils.
“For my college students to consider about the needy between them and to individually and collectively go spherical soliciting for meals things for college students that are unable to manage even a sq. food in a day is a thing that I am very appreciative of. Management needs to assist their hard work. We also want to toss in as several food stuff merchandise that we can locate on our possess and as management to also aid this venture. In the coming days, I am positive we will get the foodstuff bank completely filled for the profit of the several that simply cannot afford to pay for a sq. meal,” he stated.
Some pupils in an interview with Citi Information lauded the SRC for the initiative.
“I believe the food financial institution is a quite great initiative searching at the current problem we locate ourselves in wherever persons can barely find the money for a few sq. meals. I believe the food stuff lender is a necessity for us all,” 1 university student said.
“I did not anticipate it to be this huge. I am so delighted for the reason that it is likely to support needy learners on campus,” an additional additional.