Benjamin Akoto, GNA
Awukugua (E/R), September 16, GNA – MTN Ghana
Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Telecommunication
Company MTN Ghana as part of its commitment to improve education has provided
learning materials to over 300 school children.
The items which include, exercise books,
reading materials, Pens, Pencils, School bags and other relevant educational
materials was donated to the Awukugua Methodist Primary and Abiriw SDA Basic Schools in the Okere
District of the Eastern Region.
The donation formed part of activities dubbed “Headstart,
Back to School supply drive’’ and it’s an initiative of MTN Ghana Foundation in
collaboration with TopDog Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
The Executive Secretary of MTN Ghana
Foundation, Mr. Robert Kuzoe said, the donation formed part of activities by
MTN Foundation to improve education in the country and to commemorate the
International literacy day marked every 8th September by the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
He said MTN wants to improve the literacy rate
which currently stands at 76 percent, by the statistics gathered by UNESCO.
“Literacy is at the heart of basic education,
essential for reducing child mortality, achieving gender equality and ensuring
sustainable development’’, he emphasized.
Mr Kuzoe said the materials presented to the
pupils will give them opportunity to engage themselves in “Play and
learn” activities and that will help improve their Literacy skills.
He indicated that, he was hopeful the
initiative will excite the children and get them to be punctual in school which
will awaken their interest in reading and writing and improve their academic
He then advised the pupils to continue studying
hard to be more beneficial to their society and country in the near future.