The College of Health Sciences has organised a cocktail fundraising event at the Kempinski Hotel to raise funds to undertake development projects in the College.
Welcoming invited guests to the event, the Chairperson of the College Fundraising Committee, Professor Angela Ofori-Atta noted that it was time the College diversified its sources of raising funds to complement the existing ones, hence the need to organise the cocktail fundraising event. She added that the aim for organising the cocktail event was to raise funds to refurbish the College’s Library at the Korle-Bu Campus of the University to befit the College’s status. She encouraged all the invited guests to donate generously for a good course.
The Senior Librarian at the College Library, Mrs. Theodosia Adanu made a presentation on the current state of the Library and indicated that there was the need for an urgent action to refurbish the Library for the use of staff and students. She indicated that after the proposed refurbishment, the Library will have augmented reading space, reading carrels interspersed with soft seating, a quiet reading area, discussion areas, relevant up-to date textbooks, online resources among others She further indicated that the works to be undertaken will be changing the windows and main door, installing library security system, creating more space, tiling of the floor, fixing air conditioners, fixing blinds, partitioning some areas among others.
Mrs. Adanu mentioned that the estimated cost of the works to be undertaken in the Library will cost the College an estimated amount of GH₵1.7m (One million and seven hundred thousand Ghana cedis). She called for the support and co-operation of all stakeholders to make the dream a reality.
The Provost of the College, Rev. Prof. Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi was grateful to the invited guests who responded positively to the College’s invitation. He indicated that the College Library does not serve only staff and students of the College but rather other health training institutions on the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital compound. He added that the library was the only library on the Korle-Bu Teaching compound so some practising health professionals make use of the facility.
The Provost assured the invited quests that every amount of money they would donate would be used for the purpose for which it would be donated. The fundraising event yielded a total of Gh₵ 1.720m. Some of the amount were pledges. Provost with Chairperson and Members of the College Fundraising Committee A cross section of the invited guests