Ghacem has reaffirmed that support for health and educational institutions in deprived areas of the country will continue to be at the heart of its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme channelled through the Ghacem Cement Foundation (GCF).
Set up in 2002, the Foundation provides free cement for educational and health infrastructure in the country and has since its inception, donated about 420,000 bags, valued at about GH¢13.4 million.
Mr. Morten Gade the Managing Director disclosed this at a short ceremony to hand over 1,000 bags of cement to the BOPA College of Arts and Sciences at Awutu Bawjiase, in the Central Region, to support the construction of its ultra-modern school building.
He emphasized that “building a developing nation takes a trained, educated and healthy human resource, as such the GCF will continue to give priority to education and health infrastructure in the country”.
Mr. Gade commended the leadership of the institution for their commitment and strength to undertake such a project that would provide quality training for the under privileged, adding, “This is an inspiration because it takes a lot of conviction and trust to make it happen”.
Receiving the donation The Reverend Dora-Otema Q. Ayesu, Executive Director of the school said that the project began in the early 90s with the sole aim of complementing government’s effort at alleviating poverty and unemployment among the youth, especially girls, through vocational training in courses such as Textile Decoration, Home Economics and Clothing Construction.
The multi-purpose school block which began eight years ago is expected to be partly completed by December this year.
Rev. Ayesu thanked Ghacem for the donation saying it was a timely intervention to assist the Institution to complete the building since the school was being ejected from its rental premises.