Employees of Vodafone Ghana, an operating company of Vodafone plc, have once again demonstrated their commitment and passion to making a difference in the lives of the people in the community in which they operate by renovating the A.M.E Zion Kindergarten School in Pokuase for the children in the community.
The renovation of the Pokuase A.M.E Zion Kindergarten School which was undertaken by the Information Technology Department of Vodafone Ghana included a refurbishment of the kindergarten block, a replacement of wooden windows with louvre blades and the provision of 60 chairs and 40 tables for the pupils, replacement of damaged roofing sheets, plastering of walls, construction of a staircase, ceiling of two classrooms blocks, among others.
Other donated items included 100 pieces of Friday wear (sporting kits), 300 pieces of exercise books, 100 packs of crayons, 150 pieces of string drawn bags, 60 footballs, 100 pieces of pencils, 100 packs of rice and drinks, etc. for the pupils.
The Vodafone employees also provided the school with six computers, 20 computer chairs and signage to the school and have started the construction for a computer lab.
Employee volunteerism is part of the Vodafone Ghana Foundations initiative that allows Vodafone employees to devote paid time to community projects of their choice and, further gives employees the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge, skills, talent and immense goodwill by scouting their communities and identifying projects that will improve other peoples lives, under their Seek, Identify and Support Programme (SIS).
After settling on a project to undertake, Vodafone employees then make various financial contributions towards the achievement of the project. The Pokuase A.M.E Zion Kindergarten school renovation project which started about a year ago is the second educational project to be undertaken by Vodafone staff.
Speaking at a ceremony to officially hand over the school, the Chief Information Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Eric Valentine noted that we believe each employee of Vodafone has a unique contribution to make in the lives the people in our communities.
That is why employee volunteerism is part of our normal daily routine as employees of Vodafone and they take it upon themselves to make a significant impact in the lives of the people who are really in need.
He remarked that Vodafone Ghana is passionate about education and we want to see each pupil and student in Ghana have access to all the resources that will enable them become their best; and will not relent in our efforts to encouraging our employees touch the very hearts of the people in the different communities and leave lasting legacies in their hearts.
Cuts across all sectors of the economy and we are very excited as employees of the worlds most valuable brand to be making a significant contribution in the lives of these little children who are our future doctors, teachers, nurses, lawyers and leaders of the Nation.
He stressed that Vodafone Ghana Foundation recognizes that our employees are our strongest connection we can ever have with the different communities we operate in and so we do not underestimate the significant role they can play in these communities. We go all out to empower them to empower others to make a difference.
He expressed his gratitude to the school for giving them the opportunity to be able to assist these children and to exhibit our love and commitment to the people in Pokuase. He reiterated that Vodafone Foundation is about transforming lives and making life comfortable for the younger generation, and this is what the foundation thrives on.
The Headmistress of the Pokuase A.M.E Zion Kindergarten school, Mrs. Sincere Zormelo Dossou expressed her gratitude to Vodafone employees for their immense support to the school. According to her, the school can now boast of a standardized kindergarten block.
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