MTN Ghana, the Leading Telecommunications Service Provider has eventually ended its 10th edition of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care Challenge by commissioning Street Academy School.
The Challenge started from 1st to 21st June 2017. However, for 21 Days in June , Staff volunteers from the Leading Telecommunications Service Provider in Ghana, MTN visited various communities investing in Ghana through the provision of learning materials , digitising teaching and learning as well as the provision of a school structure.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Y’ello Care Challenge in Accra, the Corporate Services Executive Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, disclosed that through this edition of 21 Days of Y’ello Care , MTN Ghana Staff volunteers have impacted over 6,000 pupils in about 30 schools across the country.
This she said,the investment made will go a long way to enhance teaching and learning in the beneficiary institutions.
“MTN Ghana Staff volunteers defied all odds to :
°Reconstruct and equip the Street Academy School replaced it with this beautiful edifice we see today.
l In partnership with British Council , we provided five deprived institutions with online supplementary reading materials to aid teaching and learning.
l Donated over 500 books ranging from story books to dictionaries , science, Maths , Social Studies and English text books to about 16 basic schools across Ghana. Volunteers also organized reading clinics and helped the pupils to read and answer questions on the books read. Empowered teachers in Special Schools, by creating a resource center with teaching aids.
l Volunteers also donated computers and MiFi to nine schools and helped to network and connect some of the institutions on the internet “, she accounted .
However, she commended all Y’ello Care partners, particularly Ghana Education Service for their immense contribution in ensuring the achievement of their objectives within 21 Days of Y’ello Care.
The Director of Street Academy School , Ataa Lartey, commended MTN for constructing such magnificent edifice for them; adding that the gesture will go a long way to enhance teaching and learning in the country.
In Ghana, some children hit the streets as a result of broken homes, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, neglect and poverty and loss of parents.
Without help from any recognised organisation, these children are trapped in a cycle of poverty and neglect. They lack basic necessities such as food, education, health care and a safe place to stay, thus exposing them to dangerous lifestyles.
The Street Academy, a non-governmental organisation, provides the basic necessities of shelter, food and clothing to such children and also gives them formal education and provides health care for them.
More so ,Street Academy, school also identify the needs and talents in young people within the community and fixes them into different career fields where they are guided and trained to develop their God giving- talents.
Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/NewsGhana.com.gh