Accra, Feb. 22, GNA – The Coca-Cola Bottling Company has organised a three-day capacity-building workshop for 300 teachers from 21 public schools in the Tema West constituency.
The workshop, which was held at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church at Sakumono was on the theme: “Teacher Transformation Programme.”
It was organised in partnership with LeadAfrique Internatinal, a Non-Governmental Organisation, the Member of Parliament for Tema West, Mr Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah and the Tema Ghana Education Service Directorate.
A statement issued by Mr Bethel Yeboah, the Public Affairs and Communication Manager of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company said the programme sought to enhance effectiveness of teachers in Tema by providing them with essential life skills such as; leadership and financial management, which were relevant to their roles as mentors.
It said: “A teacher is a great influencer in the life of a student; a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration to whom the student looks up to for guidance, counseling and academic excellence.
“But unfortunately, little attention is paid to developing the mindset, behaviour and attitude of the teacher.”
The statement said: “The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited having identified this need; is offering its support to enhance the overall development of the teacher.”
It said over the years, the company made significant strides in driving sustainable development especially in education by aligning its interest with that of the communities in which it operated.
“This has been demonstrated through initiatives such as; Discovery Channel Global Education Programme in 20 schools in Greater-Accra and Kumasi, which benefited over 500 teachers and 18,000 students.
“Infrastructure for schools in Guunayili, Northern Region, built a six-classroom block with toilet facilities, water storage and a teacher meeting room at Abuti-Teti in the Volta Region, constructed a multi-purpose hall for the Delany Academy at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.”
The statement said the company had also refurbished and provided classroom blocks at Aburi and Samsam Odumasi.
It said the enhancement of teachers’ skills fit directly into the Coca-Cola Bottling Company’s broader mission of supporting the effort at creating a sustainable educational sector in the country.
“The company is committed to creating more value for its consumers and the communities it serves across the country,” the statement said.GNA