The Cape Coast Youth Development Association (CCYDA) on Wednesday presented quantities of exercise books and other reading materials to some selected schools in the metropolis.
The beneficiary schools include: Apewosika, Nkanfoa, Ankaful, Efutu, Ebubonko, A.M.E Zion'D' M/A Basic Schools and Cape Coast School for the Deaf.
Others are St. Monica’s Girls JHS, Catholic Jubilee Boys, Philip Quaque Boys, St. Michael's Girls, Government Girls J.H.S, Wesley Girls Basic school, William De-Graft Preparatory School, and the Cape Coast Library.
The rest are Ekon M/A JHS, Cape Coast Presbyterian JHS, Apostolic JHS, Mensah Sabah JHS, Amanful Catholic Boys JHS, Kwagyir Aggrey and Bakatsir Methodist JHS.
Presenting the over 6,000 books at the schools, Mr Stephen Doffoe Forson, member of the Association, who led the delegation, said the donation fell in line with its vision of ensuring good quality education in the metropolis.
He said the gesture is also to help inculcate in the pupils the habit of learning to enable them to benefit fully from the government's free education policy.
He gave the assurance that the group would continue to implement measures that would help address challenges faced by schools within the metropolis.
Mr Forson urged the students to study hard and eschew all forms of negative attitudes that could derail their future ambitions.
Ms Margaret Akosua Evans, Head teacher, Wesley Girls Basic School, thanked the Association for the gesture adding that the items would be fairly distributed and appealed to the students to learn hard to become responsible citizens.
Nathaniel Arthur, a JHS pupil of William De-Graft Preparatory School, on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the Association for their kind gesture and promised to put the books to good use.