Yaw Ofori Owusu (Airtel employee and leader of the project) and Eleanora Agyei handing over the new-born arrival packs to some of the mothers at the Ashaiman Polyclinic
Employees of Airtel Ghana, in collaboration with the Centre for Pregnancy and Childbirth Education (CePaCE), have begun a distribution project to benefit over 120 new mothers in the Ashaiman community.
The project, dubbed ‘New-Born Arrival Pack’, forms part of Airtel employee-led initiative – ‘Make your Change’– which is aimed at improving maternal health and reducing child mortality.
The initiative involves an initial donation of baby care products and an Airtel starter pack that connects the beneficiary mothers to CePaCE for information sharing and education on post-natal care for the new-born babies and their mothers.
Hannah Agbozo, legal and corporate affairs director of Airtel Ghana, in a statement, expressed the company’s commitment to supporting health-related initiatives in communities, especially those led by employees.
“Our employees leading worthy causes in their local communities to inspire change are what the company is passionate to invest in. As a responsible corporate entity, we believe that it is in the right direction if we support issues related to maternal and child health education in the society,” she mentioned.
Executive Director of CePaCE, Eleanora P. Baffour Agyei, commented that “CePaCE is very excited about this project because of the impact it will make in the lives of beneficiaries. The project targets people who truly need this intervention and we were amazed at how the beneficiary mothers welcomed it.
Airtel Ghana, indeed, has made a difference and put smiles on the faces of these mothers. We are very grateful to the company and its employees. We pray that the company continues to grow so it can touch more lives.”
CePaCE is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on reducing child mortality and improving maternal health education, with women and children enabled to realise their right to the highest attainable standard of health.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri