MTN Foundation has embarked on another benevolent exercising by putting a smile on the faces of over 600 pupils of Mpoasei Methodist primary school in Accra.
The Foundation took a giant step by presenting story books, exercise books, pencils, erasers, assorted drinks, food, biscuits, confectionary and other valuable items to the children in order to keep them motivated as Christmas is approaching.
In an exclusive interview with the Education Portfolio Adviser for MTN Ghana Foundation Mr. Ebenezer Terkpeh, he noted that the Foundation has adopted a culture of giving back to the society especially to the less privileged during the festive seasons.
“Every year, as a company we try to visit the deprived communities in order to socialize with them and also by showing them MTN love.
From here, shall we shall visit other schools as well in order to share the same love with them and also inspire them to aspire higher in life despite the challenges confronting them,” he noted.
Since the inception of the MTN Foundation in 2007, Christmas parties have been held annually for children in selected deprived communities in Ghana.
In the space of 10 years, the Foundation has invested over $13million in building school blocks, libraries, and ICT centers, enhancing teaching capabilities, constructing and equipping hospital wards, paying tuition and supporting entrepreneurship.
MTN Foundation is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management structure for the MTN Group’s related initiatives across its 22 operations.
It was established in 2007 as a single purpose vehicle to drive all MTN’s CSR initiatives in the country. The Foundation currently has three focus areas – Health, Education and Economic Empowerment.
The Headteacher of Mpoasei Methodist ‘A & B’ Primary/Kg school, Victoria Jessie Armah, who received the items on behalf of the school, commended MTN Foundation for embarking on such benevolent exercise.
This she said, the items donated will go a long to enhance teaching and learning and also alleviate the burden on the parents who are striving to cater for their wards.
She has therefore appealed to other corporate bodies to emulate MTN Foundation in order to enhance teaching and learning in the country.
By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/Newsghana.com.gh