Accra, Sept. 12, GNA – Svani Group, a leading
automobile firm, has donated a 33-seater bus to the Soul Clinic International
School in Accra in support of the school.
The donation of the bus, worth $65,000.00, is
to appreciate the management of the school for the efforts in providing quality
education to children, as the school marks its golden jubilee anniversary.
The gesture, which is to demonstrate the
company’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility, is part of the
Group’s contribution towards enhancing quality education in Ghana.
It is part of a series of donation of buses to
educational, charity and religious organisations across the country, by Svani
So far, Svani Group has donated five 33-seater
buses and five 66-seater buses to institutions, including Osu Presby JHS/SHS,
Wesley Grammar and Mfantsipim High Schools, Valley View University, Ashesi
University, Kinder Paradise, Action Chapel International and Ebenezer Miracle
Mr Thomas Svanikier, Executive Chairman of
Svani Group, presenting the bus, amidst excitement among the pupils and
teachers, commended the management of the school for sustaining the vision of
its founder, Reverend Vincent McCauley, a US missionary, who set out to ensure
holistic education for young people in Ghana and Africa in general.
He expressed optimism that the donation will
assist the school to advance its activities for the benefit of the pupils, and
assured the management of continued support.
He noted that quality education remained key
for quality national growth, and, therefore, the company would remain focused
on supporting initiatives in the educational sector that ensures the total
development of children.
“Apart from the buses we have donated various
types of vehicles including pick-up trucks to a number of charity and
educational organisations,” he said, adding that, more assistance would be
extended to such organisations.
Mrs Salwa Helen McCauley, Executive Director
of Soul Clinic International School, receiving the keys to the bus, expressed
appreciation for the gesture, which she described as timely in addressing the
transportation challenges facing the school.
Describing the donation as an “amazing gift”
for the school’s 50th anniversary celebration, she said such benevolence would
enable the school to effectively nurture the talents of the children.
She noted that the anniversary celebration,
which would be climaxed on December 8, 2018, has been themed, “A renewed mind
for growth,” with the objective of stimulating the minds Ghanaians towards
building an education system that identifies and promotes talent development
and innovative thinking among young people.