Accra, 13th April 2011- MTN Ghana has announced a GHC 566,000.00 package to support the Akropong School for the Blind over the next three years.The support package which was announced at a short unveiling ceremony at the school’s premises today is made up of the following;
The lack of adequate facilities at the school was brought to the attention of the MTN Ghana Foundation last year when a group of MTN staff volunteers visited the school during its annual employee volunteer community programme dubbed “21 Days of Yello care”. During the visit MTN staff interacted with students and staff of the school and identified these challenges. In line with the Foundation’s commitment to promote the delivery of quality education for all communities in which it operates, the MTN Ghana Foundation responded positively to support the school with the much needed facilities to ensure that the visually impaired students are not left out in the provision of quality education.The Acting Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Mrs. Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, explained MTN Ghana Foundation’s excitement at the opportunity to ensure the provision of quality education at the school. She said, “MTN is proud that we have an opportunity to ensure that the students of this school who, through no fault of theirs, are visually impaired also have a chance to receive quality education. The commitment of the Foundation to support the quality education delivery is for all and MTN will continue to identify opportunities to promote the well being of our communities”. MTN Ghana Foundation has over the past three years already invested a total of Three Million One Hundred Ghana Cedis (¢3,500,000) in various Corporate Social Responsibility projects across the country. These include the completion of the refurbishment of the 2nd Floor of the Korle Bu Maternity Block, construction of an Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital and the development of 10 ICT Learning Centers in 10 regions, currently ongoing. Other CSR Projects include the Academy for Educational Development Basic schools project in the Northern region of Ghana that will impact the lives of over 10,000 children in the region and the construction of 20 bore holes in the Upper West region. The Foundation has also been the single largest sponsor of the National Best Teacher Awards within the last three years.