Hess Ghana Exploration Limited, in collaboration with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has awarded scholarships to 125 brilliant but needy students in the Western Region.
The number, which marks a 25 per cent increase over the previous year’s package, increases the number of beneficiaries to 396.
The scholarship fully covers boarding fees, administrative fees, books, kits, uniforms and other auxiliary costs including trunk, mattress, sheets and pocket money for three years of Senior High School, Vocational Training or Health Training (Nursing), depending on the applicant’s choice.
Beneficiaries will begin their respective programmes this month, in six partner institutions in Half Assini Senior High School, Nsein Senior High School, Nkroful Agricultural Senior High School, St. Martin de Porres Hospital, St. Theresa’s Vocational Institute, and Kikam Technical Institute.
Ms. Sandra Gentile, General Manager, Hess Ghana Exploration Limited, at the presentation ceremony at the Nsein Secondary School, in the Western Region, noted that the sterling performance of the first batch of scholars, who have just graduated, motivated the company to increase this year’s intake as a reward for blazing the trail.
Alexander Mould, Chief Executive of GNPC, said that “our frontline communities are dear to our hearts and we ensure that our social investments are well targeted to achieve the best outcomes. The scholarship is supporting the most disadvantaged in the coastal districts of the Western Region.”
Dubbed the “Hess-GNPC Scholars,” was developed in response to a study of the health and educational needs in Ghana and the coastal Western Region in particular, to identify potential areas where the companies could make a measurable and sustainable difference.
This year, two additional companies – Fueltrade Ltd and LukOil Overseas Ghana Tano Ltd – have joined the partnership. And the scholarship programme has been extended to include the Shama and Ahanta West districts.
By Times Reporter