Melcom Care Foundation, the Social and Charity Division of the Melcom Group of Companies, has donated a number of educational materials to a Technical Institute, one Senior High School and a number of deprived rural community schools in the country.
Have Technical Institute in the Volta Region received two gas burners, one with oven and the other without oven, and two gas cylinders to facilitate the commencement of a catering programme which the school has been accredited to run.
The second beneficiary institution, Holy Child Senior High in the Central Region, received one Akai Rechargeable Fan, one Optima Two-face Fan and two Akai Steam Irons as awards for four deserving teachers for the school's Staff Awards.
The package for the Community schools comprised exercise books, pencils, colour pencils sharpeners, crayons, erasers and pens, among others.
Presenting the items to the beneficiary institutions at a ceremony in Accra on Friday, Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communications, Melcom Group of Companies, said the donations formed part of efforts by the Group to improve access to and standards of education in Ghana.
Mr Avenorgbo pledged the commitment of the Melcom Group to addressing Ghana's environmental challenges by sponsoring clean-up campaigns.
He said as a first step towards keeping the environment clean and healthy, the Melcom Group was replacing all non-degradable rubber bags over a given period.
Mr Leonard Ashun, Principal, Have Technical Institute, on behalf of the beneficiary schools, described the donation as a positive gesture and expressed gratitude to the Melcom Group for it.
Mr Ashun pledged to put the items to good use and called on other corporate institutions to follow the example of Melcom.