The Saint Joseph R/C Primary School for Children with Special Needs in Obuasi is the latest beneficiaries of Tigo Ghana’s Shelter 4 Education initiative.
The telecommunication company pulled down their old dilapidated building and replaced it with a brand new fully furnished four classroom block with an office for the headmistress, a pantry and toilet facilities for the children.
At an inaugural ceremony to hand over the new building to the school, Richard Agyemang Boadi, Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), commended Tigo Ghana for coming to the aid of the children.
“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 three 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,” he noted.
Mrs Christiana Adei, Headmistress thanked Tigo for the edifice and promised to take good care of it.
Gifty Bingley, Head of Tigo Ghana’s Corporate Communications and CSR Department, reiterated Tigo’s commitment to care for the communities within which they operate.
She said the educational investment would benefit both the pupils and the communities at large saying “as the level of education increases, so does the chance to get and keep a job; have a healthy life and support a family”.
Shelter 4 Education is Tigo’s new CSR initiative – the company is constructing a six- unit classrooms with headmaster’s office, staff common room and toilet facilities for some schools in makeshift structures across Ghana.
The entire construction has been documented as a television series. The first episode started August 2, last Sunday on TV3 at 4.00pm; Metro TV and ETV showed it at 6.30pm.
The second episode this week would look at Obeng Yaw School in Adeiso in the Eastern Region, which is also receiving a fully furnished six unit classrooms with headmaster’s office, staff common room and toilet facilities.
It airs this Sunday on TV3 at 4.00pm; with Metro TV and ETV showing theirs at 6.30pm, with a repeat of the first episode on Utv at 7pm and Viasat at 2pm. GNA