Midie (E/R), Dec.11, GNA – Voltic Ghana Limited has renovated the concrete floor of the Midie Presbyterian Basic School and donated 100 new dual desks to enhance teaching and learning among teachers and pupils.
Prior to the donations, the pupils had to sit on the sandy floors, using stones as chairs and remnants of broken chairs as tables on their laps, creating an uncomfortable academic condition.
Mr Francois Gazania, the Managing Director, who led the management and employees of Voltic to work on the refurbishment of the classrooms, said the company was alarmed to have heard the conditions the pupils of the school were going through.
He said the company decided to come to the aid of the school to facilitate easy and convenient learning atmosphere as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities.
He reaffirmed the Company’s dedication to improving the lives of people within the Midie Community where it operated, as part of its sustainability framework of creating a healthy, empowered and refreshed country.
The Managing Director said as a company based in Midie, there was the need to support in all capacities to ensure that all community members benefitted from its presence, noting education was key in the advancement of a community.
Mr Gazania urged the school authorities to assist in preserving the furniture to ensure that it benefitted more pupils.
He pledged the Company’s continuous support for the school and the community saying, “there are so many things we can do in addition to what we have already been working on - breast cancer awareness and screening in the community”.
Mr Gazania said Voltic would be focusing on women empowerment in the coming year to ensure that the women in the community were enlightened.
Mr Shedrach Tetteh Adegu, Headmaster of the School, said the gesture would aid the teaching of pupils in a conducive atmosphere and said the school was grateful for the support from Voltic Ghana.
He said the situation was created after the Ministry of Education phased out the shift system in the schools earlier this year, which meant that more classrooms were needed to accommodate all the 568 pupils of the school.
The Headmaster called on stakeholders for the provision of two extra classrooms to accommodate the Junior High school forms two and three.
Master Barnabas Biikinanti, the School Prefect, described the donation as a “dream come true” because of the ease and convenience it would bring to pupils.