Children from rural Ghana proudly wear Dale colours
A group of 20 students from Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools have recently spread a bit of joy in rural Ghana after spending three weeks helping to refurbish a local school there.
Prior to the visit to the SDA Junior High School in Kwahu-Tafo, those involved in the trip asked fellow students to donate their old football shirts, which they then took with them for the children.
John Dalziel from Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools, commented: “The children have very little; their only clothes would be their school uniform and perhaps one set of casual clothes.
“We spent three weeks working in their school, painting the whole school inside and out and laying two new concrete floors. Many of the children there had little food to eat, and we had to walk nearly 20 minutes to the local well to collect water, which we carried back in buckets on our heads.
“The Rochdale shirts which we took with us proved very popular as you can see from the photos.”
Oldham Hulme Grammar schools have now forged great links with Kwahu-Tafo and the Head Teacher from the SDA Junior High School will be visiting Oldham later this month.