Earlier this week Ghanaxtra.com reported a story of a farmer in the Jaman South Municipality who donated 20,000 tubers of yams to support the Free Senior High School Programme.
The farmer made the donation to the Bono Region Free Senior High School Coordinator, Mr. Kusi Boadum, as part of his contribution towards sustaining the programme.
According to him, building a country is a collective effort and so it imperative for every Ghanaian to partner government in their own small way.
He has indicated that he will be donating another 200 bags of maize to the Free SHS Secretariat in November this year.
He revealed that he has another 50 acres of farmland available and would want government’s support in that regard.
Who is Mr. Kyere Collins?
The farmer is a 31-year-old Mr. Kyere Collins popularly called “Jor”. He is from Katakyiekrom, a farming community in the Drobo Municipality.
Collins has been farming for four years and has over 20 acres of yam, cashew, and maize farms spread across Katakyiekrom.
A teacher by profession, Collins completed the Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya College of Education in Wa.
He is currently a teacher at the Sebreni Presby JHS where he teaches Mathematics.
He tells this portal that farming is in his family’s DNA so he took to active farming right after completing the College of Education in 2015.
According to him, he became more determined to take farming seriously when the NPP government introduced the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme even though he is not a beneficiary.
Although he never won any award since venturing into farming, he says donating some of his farm produce to support the government’s flagship programme is enough motivation for him.
Once a school drop out, he said he fell in love with the Free Senior High Programme because of how turbulent his education was.
He revealed that he had to drop out of the Drobo Senior High School in 2000 because there was nobody to fund his education and he does not want any student to suffer the same fate.
“My education was somewhere along the line truncated because of finance so I had to drop out of the Secondary School.
“I nearly became a street child so I knew the benefits the Free SHS policy will bring to students whose parents are poor the moment I hear about it” he revealed.
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