Akim Asafo Senior High School has received help from MTN Ghana Foundation to resolve the problem of large class sizes, classes under trees and the use of makeshift structures. MTN has commissioned a GH¢289,000 project for the school, which includes a three-unit classroom block, a store, classroom furniture, white boards, an office and a staff common room. The project is expected to benefit over 1,470 students of Akim Asafo and its surrounding communities.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, Mr. Robert Kuzoe, Sustainability and Social Impact Senior Manager at MTN, said MTN Ghana Foundation agreed to support the school because it recognises the important role education plays in the development of individuals, society and the nation at large. “It is important that as a nation, we create an environment that will help the youth develop their physical and mental abilities, and businesses have a role to play.”
He added that “this project is a demonstration of MTN Foundation’s continued interest in providing improved access to education.”
The Headmaster of the school, Mr. Isaac Osew Larbi expressed his gratitude to MTN Foundation for their support. He said the new classroom block would go a long way to help improve the academic performance of the students and the school as a whole.
Education is one of three focus areas of the MTN Ghana Foundation. Since the establishment of the MTN Foundation in 2007, the organisation has invested in 75 educational projects across the country.
Some of these projects include an eight-unit dormitory block for Apam SHS, a boys’ dormitory block for Akropong School for the blind, a six-unit classroom block for Kodjonya Millennium School, an eight unit dormitory block for Owerriman SHS, a three unit classroom block for Akatsi, 108 Seater Library at Tsito Senior High School and the provision of over 1000 scholarships for needy but brilliant students across the country. As part of MTN’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2016 the MTN Ghana Foundation pledged to provide 300 scholarships of three years with an investment of GH¢5,900,000.
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