Western Union provides Borehole to school in Accra

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Nii Okpelor Sowah Ablorh drinking water after commissioning borehole
Nii Okpelor Sowah Ablorh drinking water after commissioning borehole

Western Union on Friday presented a drilled borehole and learning materials to Sowah Din Memorial School in Accra.

Nii Okpelor Sowah Ablorh drinking water after commissioning borehole
Nii Okpelor Sowah Ablorh drinking water after commissioning borehole

It was part of Western Union?s the corporate social responsibility (CSR) to eliminate access to water and sanitary problems in the school.

Michael Gyimah Kwaning, Transfer Operations Officer of Global Access, Western Union said the Union chose to assist the school because the CSR is still within enhancing the learning environment in basic schools by providing clean water and educational materials to an underprivileged basic schools.

He noted that the school with a population of 2,800 pupils is situated in the Adentan Municipality where there is no potable water and most of the residents resort to other means such as tanks to store the commodity.

He said some of the pupils abort lessons to go out in search of water for basic sanitary activities.

Mr Kwaning said the Union in 2007 and 2008 gave away more than $ 80,000 worth of educational support materials and cash scholarship to loyal customers and their families.

?Western Union again in its 2009 back to school promotion extended help to children in less fortunate schools by improving their learning environment through donation of 600 desks and chairs,? he added.

As part of the CSR, the health sector has received help from the Union such as provision of insecticide and treated mosquito nets to eradicate malaria.

Mrs Doris Gyedu-Nuako, Deputy National Early Childhood Coordinator, Ghana Education Service said the service is highly appreciative of the immense support the Union has given to the school.

She urged management of the school to educate the children on the need and how to maintain personal hygiene and good environmental sanitation.

Mr Kwesi Hutchful, Director of Education, Adenta Municipality said education cannot be the preserve of government alone and therefore Western Union has truly acted as a stakeholder.

Mr Gabriel Dari, Municipal Co-ordinating Director, asked the children to study hard and let their results reflect the help they have received from Western Union.

Mr Ibrahim Mumuni, Headmaster of the school expressed his gratitude to Western Union for the assistance.

Nii Okpelor Sowah Ablorh, Chief of Nmai-Dzorn who commissioned the borehole for the school thanked the Union on behalf of the school and urged them to do more for the nation as their CSR.

GNA

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