The school was nominated by an employee of Airtel to be considered for the company’s ongoing 12 Days of Giving initiative. Employees of Airtel joined the school populace to commission the newly refurbished library for the school amidst celebrations and an amazing display from the school’s cultural troop.
Speaking at the ceremony, Richard Ahiagble, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, said “At Airtel, we believe that every child has an inalienable right to education and that everyone has a role to play to ensure that children in our communities have access to quality education. Books are essential to educating young people and building a strong reading culture is the surest way to bring out the best in them. Airtel Ghana has been in the forefront of supporting education through various initiatives aimed at improving access and quality of education across the patch.”
“Today, we are commissioning this fully stocked refurbished library for the pupils of Kwabenya Atomic M/A school as part of the employee led 12 Days of Giving initiative. It is our hope that this gesture will go a long way to developing a reading culture in this school,” he concluded.
Airtel Ghana has for the last two weeks been supporting causes and initiatives nominated by their employees to spread the joy of the season during the Christmas period. Out of the 8 initiatives supported so far, more than half has benefited educational institutions.
In his comments, Winifred Addai, Circuit Supervisor for the Atomic Kwabenya Circuit thanked Airtel Ghana for supporting the school.
He said “We are very happy with the support Airtel has given to the school. This will definitely help improve teaching and learning as well as the reading habit of pupils not only in this school but the entire cluster. We have had this library without books for a long time and it has been challenging for us, as educators and the pupils. This is certainly the best Christmas gift Airtel has given to us and for that, we are truly grateful.”
The 12 Days of Giving initiative is Airtel’s commitment to enriching lives and supporting worthy causes in December.
The initiative is employee led and provides a great platform for employees to actively seek ways to be the change they want to see in their communities.
Airtel Ghana was recently awarded Best CSR Company for Education at the Ghana CSR Excellence platform in recognition of the company’s continuous effort and support for the educational sector in the country.
Airtel is Ghana’s fastest growing telecommunications network offering superior products and service offerings to its customers.