MTN Ghana Foundation supports Dansoman Community with a multipurpose ICT Library And Robotics Center
In her bid to improve learning and skill development in the digital space, mobile telecommunication giant; MTN Ghana, is supporting the Dansoman community with a multipurpose ICT library and robotics center.
The complex which is being funded entirely by MTN Ghana Foundation, is undergoing construction at the Ebenezer Senior High School, Dansoman in the Ablekuma West Constituency of the Greater Accra Region.
The facility when completed, will boast of a 100 and 20 seating capacity e-library and ICT laboratory respectively, as well as a robotic center. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June 2020.
MTN Ghana Foundation together with the Minister of Communication Hon. Ursula Owusu – Ekuful [who is also the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West] over the week, inspected the project site to assess the progress of work.
Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Mr. Samuel Koranteng reiterated that the company’s commitment at supporting the transformation of the Ghanaian economy in a digitial world.
“As an organization with the vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to customers, MTN understands that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is very critical in the digital world and that is why the foundation decided to to support the Dansoman community with this facility just as it has done in other parts of the country.
“This is not the first library we are putting up, this one is particularly unique in that , we have gone one step ahead to add robotics which we are confident will support the digital transformation agenda of the country whilst helping the youth to develop their digital skills .I believe this would give students, teachers and the community as a whole the opportunity to learn in different ways to expand their digital knowledge.” he said.
Communications Minister and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful expressed her appreciation to the MTN Ghana Foundation for the gesture. She noted that the investment by the corporate body is commendable, and thus would be instrumental in the development of IT skills and knowledge among the younger generations.
“This is a very good initiative, considering the fact that this will be the first library and ICT center in this constituency and it will go further to motivate the students and entire community to learn and upgrade themselves” she stated.
The Board Chairman of Ebenezer Senior High School, Mr. Vincent Birch Freeman, who was appreciative of the effort, charged other organisations to emulate same.
“I feel elated and very grateful to MTN for this facility. Since we live in a technological world, the youth need to be better equipped with all the necessary tools to help them stay abreast with the changing trends required for work, business and other forms of social development. I am making a personal appeal to other companies to emulate the example of MTN and help with similar projects at different schools”, he said.
The MTN Ghana Foundation since its inception has implemented over 147 major projects in its three focus areas of Health, Education and Economic Empowerment
Other projects undertaken by MTN Ghana Foundation
The MTN Ghana Foundation was established in November 2007 as the vehicle to select and implement MTN’s Corporate Social Investments. MTN Ghana Foundation has three areas of focus -Health, Education and Economic Empowerment. From inception to December 2018, the Foundation had undertaken 148 major projects across the country.
Notable health projects include: construction of a Neonatal Care Center for Tamale Teaching Hospital, refurbishment of the 2nd floor maternity block of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, construction of a maternity block for Ejisu Government Hospital, and construction of an Emergency Center for Atua Government Hospital.
Education projects undertaken include: construction of a boys dormitory for Akropong School for the Blind, construction of a six-unit classroom block for Kodjonya Millennium School, establishment of 10 MTN ICT Learning Centers in each of Ghana’s then 10 regions(then) and the institution of an Innovation Hub at KNUST to promote Telecoms Engineering and Research.
Key projects undertaken in Economic Empowerment include: the construction of shea butter processing centers, provision of seed capital and skill training for Women of Tizaa Dini Association of Yendi and the Sung Suma Women Association of Wa.