The lineup for Studio 53 Extra spots a good dose of Ghanaian presence this week as Ghanaian star actress Nadia Buari goes head to head with Nigeria’s Uche Jombo for best Diva roles in ‘The battle of the Stars’. There is also an exciting chat with the face behind the fashion label Christie Brown, Aisha Obuobi. Aisha makes her clothing under the label Christie Brown from carefully selected African print, from all over the continent. The label seeks to bring out all the latest trends that women expect in clothing styles.
The print magazine market of Nigeria continues to grow with new additions and Studio 53 attended the launch of two new magazines Made Magazine and Y Magazine both in Lagos. The first edition of Made Magazine has famed Ghanaian/British fashion designer, Ozwald Boateng while Y Magazine spots an angry Omotola on its cover taken from her new movie.
Also on the show, Studio 53 Extra interviews the cast members of the A Team movie and brings images from the premiere held in South Africa starring Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel and Quinton Rampage Jackson. There is more of the hottest and latest celebrity news, scandals and gossip out of Hollywood and Africa.
Don’t miss the exclusive chat with one of East Africa’s best female musician, Lady Jaydee and find out what she is up to. There is also as special countdown of the top ten best rappers in Africa.
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
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.
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.
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.