Valentine’s Day came early for the pupils and teachers of Obeng Yaw Basic School in Adeiso, and Tupaa MA Basic School in Ga South Municipality.
Staff of Tigo paid a visit to the schools to donate learning materials, refreshments and volunteered to teach the pupils and interact teachers of the community. The materials donated included exercise books, school bags, slates, pens, pencils, crayons, and math sets, among others.
The headmaster of Obeng Yaw Basic Primary School in Adeiso, Albert Amable expressed his profound gratitude saying: “We are so thankful to Tigo for this kind gesture. Whenever our pupils hear any news regarding Tigo, they are very excited because they’ve come to associate Tigo with quality education and sharing, and look up to the staff of sources of inspiration.”
The staff interaction forms part of Tigo’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to improve the lives of underprivileged children through education and digitization.
Commenting on the activity, the Director of Corporate Communications and CSR, Mrs. Gifty Bingley said: “We are dedicated to contributing our quota to improving education in Ghana and during this month of love, we wanted to continuing showing our love to pupils in communities where we first began our star CSR project Shelter 4 Education.”
“With each visit, we hope to constantly remind the pupils that through education, they have everything it takes to live a better life, and ultimately their dreams”, she added.
The Headmaster of Tupaa MA Basic School, Mr. Osman Kweku Eshoun said: “we are particularly happy about receiving the school bags because the cover page of our students’ exercise books easily get torn, and in most cases completely come apart, because they have no bag to carry it in. Tigo, we are so grateful to you for this act of love.”
Tigo’s “Shelter 4 Education” CSR project was launched in 2015 to relieve the harsh conditions under which children in deprived rural communities are educated. In this light, four schools were built, and 2 renovated at select communities across the country. Each school building consists of a 6 unit classroom block, headmaster’s office, staff common room and public place of convenience. The beneficiary schools include: Obeng Yaw Basic school in Adeiso in the Eastern Region, Tupaa Basic School in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, St Joseph Basic School in Obuasi of the Ashanti Region, Ehiawoanwu Basic School in Ejura of the Ashanti Region, The African Faith Primary School in Banda Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region, and Dimabi L/A Basic School in the Northern Region.