Lots of schools across the country are benefiting from Tigo Ghana’s new Corporate Social Responsibility ‘Shelter 4 Education’.
The company is putting up six unit classrooms with headmaster’s office, staff common room and toilet facilities for some selected schools in makeshift structures across Ghana.
The first beneficiary of the exercise is the Saint Joseph R/C Primary School for Children with Special needs in Obuasi.
The school’s old dilapidated building was pulled down and replaced with a brand new fully furnished 4 Classroom block with an office for the Headmistress, a pantry and toilet facilities for the children.
“As the level of education increases, so does the chance to get and keep a job, have a healthy life and support a family”, Gifty Bingley, the head of Tigo Ghana’s Corporate Communications and CSR department said at an inaugural ceremony to hand over the new building to the school.
The Municipal Chief Executive Officer for the Obuasi Municipal Assembly, Richard Ofori Agyemang Boadi, thanked Tigo Ghana for the exercise.
“Tigo’s Shelter 4 Education project has come to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in this municipality and I am forever grateful for the support. For the past 3 years, the number of children with special needs in this school has been declining due to the run-down structure. It is the only special school in this municipality, and yet we were unable to offer any support or comfort to the children. By pulling down the old structure and putting up a much bigger and safer school, Tigo Ghana Limited has not only changed the fortunes of the children but the entire municipality.”