Atlas Copco Ghana, a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions, has provided funds to support the expansion programme of Tema Manhean-based St Nicholas Preparatory School.
The company has also donated dry food items covering a period of six months to the school.
Ms Rhoda Aboagye, Human Resource Officer of Atlas Copco made the donation on behalf of management.
Mrs Janet D. Adanusa, Human Resources and Administrative Manager of the company said the donation was an Easter gift to the school.
In appreciation pupils of the school presented a bouquet of flowers and certificate to the management of Atlas Copco through Mrs Aboagye.
The excited children who helped unload the food stuff thanked the Atlas Copco in English, Ewe and Twi.
Mr Emmanuel Donkor, Head Master of St Nicholas and Mr Innocent Mensah, his Assistant also thanked Atlas Copco for the gift.
Mr Donkor said: “We invite the management of Atlas Copco to visit the school and see at firsthand what work is being done and how this donation will assist us.”
St Nicholas Preparatory School currently offers pre-school education to underprivileged children living in the sprawling Tema Manhean fishing community.
The children are taught English, reading, writing and other classroom skills and are provided with school uniforms, school books and writing materials as well as breakfast, fruit snack and healthy lunch.
They also receive treatment for any medical needs and are required to pay only a nominal registration fee, while all other costs are borne by the school.
The current stage of school’s development programme costing $ 500,000 commenced in December 2013.
This consists of a two-storey building comprising nine classrooms for the pupils to move up into primary, junior high and senior high education.
There are also long term plans for a vocational college to be constructed to teach skills such as IT, construction and tourism to complete the children’s education.
The school’s mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children living in Tema New Town by providing pre-school education that will enable them to progress to higher levels of education.
The school project was initiated in February 2012 through the Maria Tsakos Foundation in Ghana with the motto: “Every child has a right to education.”
Beginning with 28 children from four to six years in one class, it now has 60 pupils in four classes, with seven permanent teaching staff.
Atlas Copco Ghana is part of the Atlas Copco global group. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries with products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.
The group’s vision is to become and remain First in Mind—First in Choice ® of its customers and other key stakeholders.
The products and services include compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems, and related aftermarket and rentals.
Caption: Ms Rhoda Aboagye, Human Resource Officer, interacting with Deborah Eleazor (extreme right) of the Tsakos Group. Looking on are Mr Emmanuel Donkor, Mr Innocent Mensah and pupils of the school. GNA