Svani Group Limited has rescued the Osu Presby Cluster of schools at Osu in Accra, from the difficulties of transportation and water supply, with the donation of a 36-seater bus and water facility to the cluster.
The donation of the Eicher bus worth 60,000dollars and the water facility comprising three mechanised boreholes and a reservoir, worth GHc75,000 was to alleviate the plight of the cluster in conveying the pupils for activities outside the campus, as well as addressing challenge of securing water supply for the cluster.
Prior to the provision of the water facility, the cluster, comprising eight schools, with a population of about 2,000, had to be sending the pupils to fetch water from outside the campus, resulting in the closure of the only toilet facility serving the cluster.
Although the toilet has been re-opened for use with the flow of water, relieving the pupils of the challenge in accessing a sanitation facility, Svani Group intends to redevelop it into an expanded modern water-closet facility.
In addition, the company is building a modern library and —for the cluster.
The donation gesture forms part of activities marking the silver jubilee anniversary celebration of Svani Group, a leading automobile and logistics services firm with subsidiaries in the oil and gas, energy and real estate sectors.
Mr. Thomas Svanikier, Executive Chairman of Svani Group, presenting the donation on Monday indicated that the gesture was indicative of the company’s commitment to its social responsibility, as well as its contribution to the provision of quality education for children.
In addition, he said it was a form of giving back to the schools- especially the Osu Presby Boys (Salem) School where he had his primary education and Osu Presby Girls school where his mother attended.
He urged the teachers to give off their best in nurturing the children for the future, and assured the cluster of more assistance.
Madam Doris Owusu, Osu-Doku Circuit 30 Supervisor, receiving the donation, described it as a “surprise and a big relief” for the schools in the cluster.
She thanked the company for the support, and urged others to emulate the exemplary example.
Reverend Isaac Brown, headteacher of Osu Presby Boys school, and Mrs. Mercy Fiakpui, headteacher for Osu Presby Girls school, who would take managerial custody of the bus, thanked the company for the support, saying it would inspire the teachers and the pupils to do more.
By Edmund Mingle