Caption: Corporate and Legal Affairs Director, Adjoba Kyiamah (right) presenting the cheque to Gill Norris (middle) of GEP. Looking on is the Corporate Affairs Manager of Voltic, Cyrus deGraft-Johnson (left).
Voltic (GH) Limited has presented a cheque of GhC20, 000 to the Ghana Education Project (GEP). The donation, which is a Corporate Social investment by Ghana's leading natural mineral water producer, will finance a number of activities aimed at providing human resource training as well as teaching and learning materials.
GEP has over a decade been supporting the development of education and associated infrastructure in Nkwanta, a deprived area in the northern part of the Volta Region. GEP has completed several projects such as the Conservation Education Centre, a library, Records and Reception office for the St Joseph's Hospital, a Teachers Resource Centre and the Kyabobo Community Centre. It is currently undertaking an exercise to develop a special curricular on reading and writing skills.
Corporate and Legal Affairs Director of Voltic (GH) Limited, Adjoba Kyiamah in presenting the cheque to the NGO, noted that the focus of Voltic's sustainable corporate social investment initiatives is on the positive transformation and uplifting of communities by supporting primary education, health and social development. Voltic (GH) Limited strives to ensure that its work benefits as many people as possible whilst providing stability and security for future generations.
"To us, social investment is not an add-on to business activities, but at the heart of how we engage with the communities where our customers, employees, investors and suppliers live. "This is the third year since we partnered with GEP's and we are proud of the amount of improvement this NGO has made so far. Today, we have decided to support it with a further GhC20,000. This is in line with our corporate objective to support initiatives that seek to improve access to primary education and improvement in educational infrastructure".
According to founder of the NGO, Gillian Norris, "GEP runs several programmes that support the provision of quality education too. We have set up the Nkwanta Awards for Junior High Schools, which received financial and material support from Voltic (GH) Limited last year. This further donation from Voltic will enable us facilitate the training programmes for teachers and produce lesson plans for every Science and English lesson in JHS".
"GEP is most grateful to Voltic for this benevolent gesture. We would be glad if other companies come to assist us complete the numerous projects we have set our eyes on in the Nkwanta district. It is our hope that other companies will join us and motivate us through cash and kind to provide valuable help to these deprived areas here in Northern Volta", Ms Norris appealed.
Voltic has extended financial support to a number of NGOs in the education sector such as Connecting Kids, Future for Kids, World Vision Ghana. It also recently organised a free health screening for pupils in the Nyameani community in the Bosomtwi District of the Ashanti Region whilst at the same time renovating and equipping the Nyameani Methodist Clinic.