20 scholarship beneficiaries of the MTN Ghana Basis have graduated from the St Theresa Vocational Center for the Physically Challenged (Inclusive) at Abor in the Volta Area.
The beneficiaries who ended up total of praise for the MTN Ghana Foundation experienced just finished 3 a long time of instruction totally funded by the MTN Basis.
The graduands have been awarded certificates in Dressmaking, Electronics, Facts Conversation Engineering, Leather Functions, Printing Press, Tailoring and Weaving. In addition, the MTN Ghana Basis offered startup equipment this kind of as Laptops, Sewing machines, leather and other add-ons for the graduates.
The Director of the College, Rev Fr. Johnson in his welcome speech, gave a glowing tribute to MTN Ghana Foundation for their assistance, describing it as “an unusual demonstration of a deep-rooted problem and commitment to the transformation of lifetime.”
A few decades in the past, the administration of St Theresa Centre approached the Basis to help 20 students who were being intrigued in undertaking a three-year vocational teaching but had no means. The ask for was submitted to the Basis Board of Administrators for thought. Subsequently, the Board authorized a annually cost of Ghc32, 666 for the college students.
In full, an amount of GH¢156,000 was accepted to present entire scholarship and begin-up instruments for the 20 college students. The money took treatment of their university expenses, feeding fees, faculty uniforms, external assessment expenses and products for their functional work.
At the party, the Training Portfolio Advisor of the Basis, Ebenezer Tekpeh mentioned, “We are delighted that MTN responded to the appeal and the learners have efficiently graduated immediately after 3 many years of research. We are pleased to witness this graduation as we search forward to a brighter upcoming for you and all the other learners here.”
He stated, “As you go away this institution, it is our hope that you will grow to be more confident and self-reliant by utilizing the techniques you have acquired to improve your livelihoods and that of your community. As proficient artisans enable your influence be felt throughout your communities. Do not permit your issue to limit you. Keep in mind, you have been perfectly-geared up with the expertise required for you to succeed in this world”.
On her portion the Minister for Gender and Social Safety Hon. Cynthia Morrison who was the Unique Guest of Honor commended the MTN Ghana Foundation for supporting the college students. She also challenged other organisations to be far more attentive to the demands of the vulnerable in modern society as the federal government by yourself could not do it all. In addition, she urged mother and father not to maintain their youngsters with incapacity at property but give them the necessary care to excel in everyday living.
Due to the fact the inception of the MTN Ghana Basis in 2007, the Basis has applied in excess of 147 major jobs in areas of health, education and learning and financial empowerment at a overall charge of GHc33 million. These jobs are believed to have impacted about 4 million folks.
About The MTN Foundation:
The MTN Ghana Foundation was recognized in November 2007 as the automobile to select and implement MTN’s Company Social Investments. MTN Ghana Foundation has a few places of concentration -Wellbeing, Instruction and Financial Empowerment. From inception to December 2018, the Basis had carried out 145 important tasks throughout the nation. Notable overall health tasks incorporate the construction of a Neonatal Treatment Centre for Tamale Educating Clinic, refurbishment of the 2nd-floor maternity block of the Korle Bu Educating Hospital, building of a maternity block for Ejisu Authorities Healthcare facility, and building of an Unexpected emergency Center for Atua Government Hospital. Schooling jobs carried out include things like the design of a boys dormitory for Akropong School for the Blind, development of a 6-device classroom block for Kodjonya Millennium Faculty, the establishment of 10 MTN ICT Studying Facilities in each and every of Ghana’s 10 regions and the establishment of an Innovation Hub at KNUST to promote Telecoms Engineering and Research.
Vital assignments carried out in Economic Empowerment incorporate the construction of shea butter processing centers, provision of seed funds and ability instruction for Girls of Tizaa Dini Affiliation of Yendi and the Sung Suma Women Association of Wa.