The company provided 50,000 branded exercise books, and 50,000 customised pens to help in running the foundation.
The books, with Okyenhene’s picture and Sasso logo embossed on them, were valued at more than GH₵ 150,000.00.
Other items presented to the Foundation were pens, cartons of Sasso Insecticide spray and mosquito coil, and a cash donation.
The presentation was made on Monday, November 2, at the Okyenhene’s Palace in Kyebi, Eastern Region.
The Okyenhene said there is no better investment in the lives of children than educating them, adding that Sasso’s initiative is on course to prepare the school children for success.
He also hailed the management of Sasso for introducing the Sasso Brand of products onto the Ghanaian market, which is effective in killing flying and crawling insects without any side effect, as well as controlling malaria.
He said education remains the fulcrum of growth in every town, city and nation, thus no matter how endowed a country is in terms of natural resources, it could never grow or develop without education.
“This gesture is a great investment in the lives of the children, given the fact that education is key and holds the growth of every town, city and nation in the world,” the Okyenhene stated.
He advocated better conditions of service for teachers, saying they are the main force behind education.
“What a country knows determines what the country has”, therefore, good teachers produce good future, “he said.
The Okyenhemaa Nana Adutwumwaa Dokua thanked Sasso for the gesture and pledged Okyenman’s support for the company.
She said the books would be distributed to the queen mothers of Okyenman for disbursement to school children in their towns.
According to a board member of Sasso, Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawoso I, Samara Company Limited has followed with keen interest the work of the foundation, and so decided to support it operations with the items.
Nana Dankawoso said Sasso forged the partnership with the Okyenhene because traditional leaders are the custodians of the land and have direct relations with the people.
He said more of such gesture would be extended to other institutions.
The Marketing Manager of Sasso, Mr Sedrick Nartey Ologo, said the move was in harmony with the company’s corporate social responsibility to promote basic education in Ghana.
He recounted that 100,000 copies of branded exercise books were distributed nationwide from December 2014 to July 2015.
He said the nationwide gesture would be repeated in the coming weeks.
The Okyenhene and the Sasso representatives distributed the items to the Municipal Assembly Experimental Primary and JHS and Christ-Head Institute, in Kyebi. Each school was apportioned 1000 copies of the Okyenhene-Sasso branded exercise books.
He appealed to the teachers to give off their best in training the pupils.
He also urged the school children to be respectful to their teachers and parents; take good care of the books and always remember to keep their environment clean.
The 2015 Eastern Regional representative of Ghana’s Most Beautiful, Adjoa Afariwaa Dawson, was there to pay homage to the Okyenhene and also to encourage the pupils to take their studies seriously.