Airtel Ghana donated cash in support of the 2015 edition of the Business Cup Challenge, an annual inter-school business competition organised by Lancaster University, Ghana.
The competition involved secondary schools in Ghana and Nigeria coming together to pitch their business ideas and compete for prizes.
It also created a business development platform on which highly successful business men and women shared experiences and information with the students.
The 2015 edition encouraged students to review and implement real life business plans, analyse critical business scenarios and present their cases to an academic panel headed by Professor John Grainger, Provost of Lancaster University Ghana.
Speaking on the donation, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Airtel Ghana, Hannah Agbozo said “the initiative is in line with Airtel Ghana’s focus on unearthing the potential in individuals and communities to transform and enrich lives in the communities we operate.”
“Being part of this initiative is something that we believe will offer these young students the opportunity to work as a team in a competitive environment”, she said.
She said the company supported in order to help students develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The six-week competition began on 5th October, 2015 and ended on 14th, November 2014 with Wesley Girls Senior High School taking home the ultimate trophy, Soul Clinic International School (SCI Business 2) and Roman Ridge School (Roman Ridge 2) emerging as 1st and 2nd runner up respectively.
This year’s competition was intense with over 120 teams from over 30 schools battling it out to the top. Teams were awarded scores according to the set criteria by the panel with each team consisting of four to five students.
By Claude Nyarko Adams