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M.anifest announces his end of year concert, M.anifestivities 2013

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?????Ghana’s reigning Rapper of the Year, M.anifest has announced his end of year concert, M.anifestivities 2013. Slated for Friday December 20 at Alliance Francaise in Accra, M.anifestivities which is now fast becoming an annual fixture on the Ghanaian entertainment scene will feature legendary highlife act Pat Thomas, emerging American soul singer, Meche Korrect, and many surprise guests.

The show will be hot off the heels of his much anticipated latest album, “Apae: The Price of Free EP”, scheduled for released two days prior. M.anifestivities 2013 will see M.anifest perform old favorites and some of his latest works that are enjoying unprecedented success on radio and online such as “Someway Bi”, “Mind Games”, “Ebei” and the just released track with arguably Ghana’s Best Rapper of all Time, Obrafour, “No Shortcut to Heaven”.
The addition of Pat Thomas continues the tradition of having musicians who embody the best of Ghanaian highlife traditions grace the stage as an ode to Ghanaian musicality. In Pat Thomas, you have an exemplary ambassador of Ghanaian music and arts having toured the World with his unique voice.
Rounding off the evening is a special talent from the United States of America, Meche Korrect. She has been steadily growing her profile performing on different stages in Accra.
M.anifest will be backed by Akablay and the Abiza band.
M.anifestivities III will be an early show. It is scheduled to begin at 6pm with tickets going for a cool 20GHS. Pre-sale tickets will be available at Alliance Francaise and other locations to be announced by M.anifest on his twitter account, @manifestive. M.anifestivities is sponsored by Schweppes Malt and Woodin with Metro TV and Citi FM as media partners.]]>

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Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis

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In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections. 

This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.

Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.

 In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.

Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.

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The Solar Project

This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.

 In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared:  “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”

Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.

she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.

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Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.

The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana. 

This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.pastedGraphic.png