MTN Ghana Foundation Hands Over 3-Unit Classroom Block To Adzintem
Owing to its commitment to enhancing quality education in Ghana, MTN Ghana Foundation has delivered onto the Adzintem community, a 3-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities to serve the people. Adzintem, a rural community in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region have had to accommodate pupils in a dilapidated structure for years. The local authority and other stakeholders called on MTN Ghana Foundation to help put up a befitting classroom block to alleviate their plight.
True to their words, the mobile telecommunication giant invested a whopping GHc394,379.27 to construct this new block for the community. The structure comes with an office space for the Head Teacher, a store room, a washroom for pupils, and furniture to the respective spaces provided (thus office and classrooms.
Robert Kudzo, Executive Secretary of the MTN Ghana Foundation, in his address noted that the facility would benefit over two hundred and sixty-six (266) pupils of the Adzintem community Basic School. He stressed that the completion and handing over of the facility comes with great relief for the community as it will improve the quality and standard of education in the area.
“To me, though this is a important contribution to education and the future of our kids, what was here before this building is a stark reminder that we need to invest more in the educational sector.
“The importance of education be it formal or informal cannot be over emphasized. Education is fundamental to the development and growth of this community and country. The impact of education on individuals and the community is so enormous it cannot be ignored. Education shapes attitudes, helps people to realise their talent and potential and thus put them in a better position to make meaningful contributions towards the development of their family and community,” he added.
Mr. Kudzo commended the school authorities and the community for their cooperation in ensuring the success of the project. He however charge them to adapt to a maintenance culture so they can ensure its usefulness for future generations.
Since the inception of the Foundation in November 2007, MTN Ghana Foundation has implemented over 150 projects in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment at the total cost of over USD 15 million. These projects have impacted over four million people in Ghana.