Some 140 brilliant but needy pupils of the Ave-Dakpa D/A Basic School in the Akatsi-North district of the Volta region have been presented with school bags from the nation’s leading telecommunication network, MTN-Ghana, as part of its annual ‘21 days of Y’ello care’ programme.
The programme which is an employee volunteer initiative and held in June every year provided MTN Staff at the Ho office the opportunity to mentor the pupils and interact with their teachers on Thursday.
David Woasey, Volta regional leader of team MTN, said investing in education was a top priority for the leading telecom operator, hence this year’s theme ‘Investing in Education for All.
He commended the teachers for their relentless effort in shaping the future of the children and advised the pupils be disciplined and be serious with their books, stressing that “your book is your future.. So take your studies seriously”.
The bags which were made from recycled flexi MTN souvenirs by MTN-Ghana employees, have apartments for books, mathematical sets and other learning materials pupils may need at school.
The Headteacher of the Ave-Dakpa D/A Basic School, Mr. Korto Abeilekpor, described the gesture as a ‘great feeling’ and a morale boaster for the children, because “some pupils do not even have rubber bags for their books.”
An elated primary six pupil and a beneficiary, Kporvi Janet said the bag will help her properly safeguard her books especially in this raining season. “Now the rain will no longer wet my books and they can last long”.
The 21 days of ‘y’ello care programme is an annual employee volunteer initiative and affords MTN employees in all the 22 operating countries to volunteer their services and resources to support community enhancement projects.
MTN Ghana through its foundation as part of its corporate social intervention programmes (CSI) provided various educational infrastructure and facilities to schools across the country, including a 30-seater ICT Centre and Library for the Aborlove/Nolopi Junior High School in the Keta municipality in April last year.
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