Vodafone Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, has donated assorted library books and other educational materials to the Yamoransa Community Library and ICT Centre in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District of the Central Region.
The donation is to help improve the reading proficiency of students from basic to second cycle schools in Yamoransa and its surrounding communities to step-up academic performances.
The materials, which included1000 assorted reading and text books, 30 library shelves, 10 chairs and tables and eight laptops, were presented to the library/ICT Centre committee at Yamoransa Catholic Basic School on Friday.
The initiative, according to Mr. Alfred Essandoh, Project Leader of the Yamoransa Project, said the gesture formed part of Vodafone Ghana’s Corporate Social Responsibility and is geared towards effecting positive change in various communities across the country.
He said the project allows organizations and social entrepreneurs to submit proposals on community development projects focused on health, education, children, and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Albert Essandoh expressed the hope that resourcing the ICT and Library Centre would promote computer literacy for schools in the Yamoransa Community and its environs to perform well in their final exams and asked the community to take good care of the place.
Vodafone Ghana Foundation, he indicated, was extremely passionate about education and as a result had introduced many impactful educational initiatives to various communities across the country.
Nana Akwa II, Sumankwahen of Yamoransa Kojokrom and Chairman of the Library and ICT Centre Committee, who received the items on behalf of the Community, expressed his gratitude to Vodafone Foundation for the donation and appealed to other cooperate institutions to emulate them.
He urged the students in the beneficiary communities to make good use of the library facility and called on parents to encourage their wards to patronise the library.
Mr. Kwaku Addo, Headmaster of Yamoransa Catholic Basic School for his part, said the edifice would be a huge relief for parents in the communities as some expensive books which parents could not afford were now available at the Library.
Vodafone Foundation has since 2009 introduced healthcare, including the Vodafone Health line, a call centre and Vodafone Health fest, a free screening programme, educational and other initiatives to various communities across the country.
Credit: Vodafone Ghana