Friesland Campina West Africa Limited, owners of the Peak Milk brand in Ghana, in collaboration with SOKPO, a Dutch educational non-governmental organisation, has donated 180 cartons (25,200 servings) of Peak Instant Full Cream Milk Powder to the Ashanti School for the Deaf at Jamasi, in the Ashanti Region.
The gesture which formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, was also in line with the company’s commitment towards encouraging people to drink Peak Milk every day; Peak milk’s essential in building stronger bodies and sharper minds.
Ms. Anneke Schnieders, Secretary of SOKPO, who presented the items on behalf of Friesland Campina, noted that, their organisation believed very strongly in good nutrition and good education for young people, especially, equal opportunities for people with hearing impairment.
Ms. Schnieders commended the company for their kind support and indicated that the nutritional and health benefits of Peak milk would go a long way to energise the students both physically and intellectually.
‘‘We trust that the Peak products we present today from Friesland Campina, will not only relieve the school of the financial cost they would have incurred in providing them but will also go a long way to energise our students,’’she said.
She equally lauded the staff of the school for their commitment and dedication to duty in spite of the many logistical challenges they are faced with.
Mr. Marc Desenfans, Business Development Director of Friesland Campina West Africa Ltd. added that the Peak brand was committed to providing shared value to its stakeholders.
Receiving the items, the headmaster of the school, Mr. Emmanuel Boachie, revealed that, the institution was a special boarding school with a current student population of 600 between the ages of six and 20 years, who write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) annually.
Concerned about the lack of logistics in the discharge of their duties, he expressed profound gratitude to Friesland Campina and SOKPO for the kind gesture, noting in particular, Mr. Ron van Burgsteden, one of the company’s suppliers in Holland, through whose intervention the donation came to fruition starting last year and repeated this year.
He remarked tha,t the presence of Peak Milk in the diet of the school children would obviously improve their nutritional status.
Mr. Boachie therefore welcomed such support in aid of the school to promote effective teaching and learning.
By Times Reporter