Tufaie Foundation Revamps Activities

first_imgThe Tufaie Foundation Child Care and Middle School located in Ganta has stepped up its services by procuring a brand new school bus to meet the transportation needs of its students.The proprietor of the school, Benedict Domah, told the Daily Observer that the school decided to purchase a bus owing to the serious difficulty the students encounter in reaching the campus on time each morning.He added that many of the students are between the ages of three and 15 years, and for them to be riding commercial motorcycles to school poses danger to their lives, as well as constrains them to leave the campus late after school hours.Mr. Domah said in order for the students to be adequately prepared academically, the school is using a Ghanaian curriculum as a reference guide to the Liberian curriculum and ensuring that full attention is given them in their lessons.Tufaie Foundation is among the leading toddler schools in Ganta, where most of the business people send their children to acquire quality education.During a visit to the campus by this reporter, it was discovered that many of the first graders who are ages four to six, have developed good writing skills, while many of the seventh and eighth graders are at the ages of 13 and 14.The older students, Mr. Domah said, are taken on a field trip every semester to see for themselves some of the historical sites such as mounts Nimba and Tokadeh and the Kpatawee Water Fall in Suakoko, Bong County because these are some of the places that are discussed in their social studies class.While the government is yet to provide subsidy to the school, Mr. Domah praised GoL for recently training and providing incentives for their teachers.The incentive was part of money the government allotted for private school teachers under the reference, “Ebola money.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Germany crash to Austria on Neuer’s comeback

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (C) fails to save the ball during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. © AFP / JOE KLAMARKLAGENFURT, Austria, Jun 2 – Manuel Neuer looks set to go to the World Cup, but Germany’s goalkeeper was unable to prevent his team crashing 2-1 to Austria on his comeback on Saturday.Neuer has proven his fitness after eight months sidelined by a fractured foot in timely fashion, with four names to be cut ahead of Germany naming their final 23-man World Cup squad on Monday. But the ‘keeper was powerless to stop second-half goals by Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schoepf after Mesut Ozil gave the Germans an early lead.The result is a big concern for Germany head coach Joachim Loew with the World Cup to kick off in less than a fortnight.The world champions are now winless in their last five games since suffering back-to-back defeats after losing 1-0 to Brazil in Berlin last March.“It was a good comeback from Manuel after so long out,” Loew told broadcaster ZDF.“The defeat is annoying, we did well in the first half, but we lost a lot of ball in the second half and made life hard for ourselves.“A lot of things were bad today.”This was Austria’s first win over their neighbours in nearly 32 years – dating back to October 1986 when Rudi Voeller scored West Germany’s only goal in a 4-1 defeat in Vienna.After 259 days out injured, Neuer pulled off a string of saves in an impressive first-half display, but had little chance to stop Austria’s goals after Germany’s defence leaked badly in the second half.The friendly came close to being called off after heavy rain in Klagenfurt delayed kick-off by an hour and forty minutes.When it eventually got under way, Germany took the lead on 11 minutes after pressing the Austrian defence.Austria’s midfielder Alessandro Schoepf celebrates scoring with his team-mates defender Aleksandar Dragovic and defender Stefan Lainer during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. © APA/AFP / Johann GRODEROzil snapped up a poorly timed clearance kick from Joerg Siebenhandl and curled his shot back around the Austria goalkeeper to claim his 23rd goal in his 90th international.At the other end, Neuer made his first save on 16 minutes to deny attacking midfielder Schoepf.– Austrian fight-back –Julian Brandt came within a whisker of putting Germany two goals up when he fired wide four minutes later.Neuer then made a key save by pushing Florian Grillitsch’s shot around the post on 32 minutes as it was 1-0 to Germany at the break.Loew made a change at the break when Bayern midfielder Sebastian Rudy, a prime candidate to be one of the four cut from the World Cup squad, replaced Sami Khedira at half-time.Rudy was not to blame, but Germany lost their shape as the hosts came flying out of the blocks for the second half and kept the world champions’ defence under pressure.Austria levelled when Hinteregger unleashed an unstoppable volley, direct from a corner, past Neuer unmarked at the back post on 53 minutes.Germany’s goalkeeper was in action less than 60 seconds later to superbly deny West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.Loew tried to shake things up with a double substitution on 67 minutes, throwing on forwards Timo Werner and Marco Reus, but Austria took the lead moments later.Stefan Lainer tapped back into the area and the German defence failed to shut down Schoepf, who fired past Neuer to the delight of the home crowd.Austria have failed to qualify for the World Cup, while Germany face Saudi Arabia on Friday in their final warm-up before playing Mexico on June 17 at Russia 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more