HC Alums in Ghana Focus Class Gift on Hygiene and Health

14 March, 2018

Each year, the Saturday after the 5th of March, the Foundation date of the Holy Child School in Cape Coast, Ghana, the annual Speech and Prize-Giving Day is held there. Since 2013, headmistress Rev. Sister Josephine Anto, SHCJ, has been inviting the “year group” to come back and in the spirit of what they have received, give something back to the school. Every year group has done something unique and fantastic for the school to mark their 25th anniversary of leaving school, she said.

This year was the turn of the 1993/95 year group. They embarked on a project called Triple H – Hygiene, Health and Happiness. They intend to renovate all the washrooms in the various “houses” where the students reside the boarding school of 1,330 students. “We’re going back to the school. We’re giving back to the school, because we believe Holy Child has done so much for us,” said Abena Anyidoho, Secretary of the group.

Four members of those alumni appeared on Joy News recently to talk about the project.

The Speech day was held on 10th March this year. It is a school affair, but the year group celebrating their 25th anniversary collaborates with the schools administration to organise the day.

(L to R) Sr. Josephine Anto, Headmistress of Holy Child School ; Mrs Magdalene Apenteng, immediate past president of NUHOPSA; Sr. Clementina Ashibuogwu SHCJ from Accra; Sr. Louisa Huni-Dadzie SHCJ from Cornelia Connelly School of the Holy Child, Cape Coast; and Sr. Alberta Bonle from Holy Child School, Cape Coast.

What made this year more exciting is that the day before the Speech day, we went as a School to Accra for the West African Examination Council Awards.

Two of our former students, Jochebed Adwoa Sutherland and Audrey Emefa Awuttey were adjudged the overall best candidate and the first runner-up in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). These two candidates were first and second in Ghana as well as in West Africa. The Holy Child Past Students Association (HOPSA) as well as a good number of Holy Child sisters were present for the awards ceremony in Accra.

The two awardees, Jochebed and Audrey with Sister Josephine Anto, SHCJ and two HOPSANS, Mrs Magdalene Apenteng, the immediate past president of the National Union of Holy Child Past Students Association (NUHOPSA) and Mrs Doris Ashun, the current president of NUHOPSA.