Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), Ghana, as part of its activities marking the annual 21 Days Y’ello Care has presented three hundred made in Ghana school bags to some selected schools in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Staff of MTN annually takes 21 days of their busy working times to participate in various community programmes dubbed ‘Y’ello Care’ which aims at giving back to the society.
They observed the day with school children of the Akyem Asafo Presbyterian, Methodist and Roman Catholic Primary Schools all in the aforementioned municipality.
In all, 300 hundred school children who are arguably disadvantaged in society and were selected from basic school class one to six (6) of the three schools received made in Ghana bags each at a separate ceremonies last week.
Mr. Isaac Antwi, leader of the Eastern Regional team during the presentation of the bags, noted that the company settled on the made in Ghana bags in an attempt to drum home and whip up the interest on the need for Ghanaians to patronize made in Ghana goods.
He urged the school pupils to use the bag as a point of positive change towards taking keen interest in goods that were produced by local people since that was the only way to improve on the socio-economic conditions of Ghanaians.
He also urged the children to take their studies serious if they wanted to occupy very important position not only in their communities but life in general.
A class six (6) pupil of Roman Catholic Primary School, Sarah Anim, who spoke on behalf her mates thanked MTN for the key development role it is playing towards creating an enabling society for all.
She noted that, MTN over the years has contributed towards the development of the nation through construction of school buildings, hospitals, clinics among others which make the company the best in the area of corporate social responsibility.
Sarah Anim further lamented that most of their books which took their parents months to buy them have been damaged particularly by the rains.
An Assistant Headmaster of the Roman Catholic Primary School, Mr. Amarteype Jonas, disclosed that the bag would go a long way to motivate their children to learn hard since most of them come to school without bags.
He raised serious concerns over the irresponsible attitude of some parents in the area and took the opportunity and urged parents not to shirk responsibilities.
The Assistant headmaster appealed to MTN to come back to rescue the school with a decent school building since the children do not have a sound and serene environment to learn because of the current dilapidated state of the school.
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