Svani Group Supports girls empowerment

Mr. Thomas Svanikier(second from left) presenting the keys to the vehicle  to Regina Agyare

Mr. Thomas Svanikier(second from left) presenting the keys to the vehicle to Regina Agyare

Svani Group Limited has donated a Mahindra pick-up vehicle in support of Soronko Foundation’s efforts at empowering girls across the country.

The gesture, which forms part of series of social interventions marking the silver jubilee anniversary celebration of Svani Group, a leading automobile and logistics services firm, would help to facilitate the operations of the foundation across the country.

The Foundation, which is a social development wing of the of the Soronko Solutions Group, a software development company, offers technology skills training for girls with the aim of grooming girls to become independent problem solvers and entrepreneurs.

Presenting the vehicle, Mr. Thomas Svanikier, Executive Chairman of Svani Group, lauded the objectives of the Foundation, indicating that the empowerment of women was critical to nation building.

He said his outfit remains supportive of interventions that would offer quality education and empowerment for the younger generation, particularly girls, and therefore, assured the Foundation of more assistance and collaboration.

He believed that Svani and other companies in the industrial sector would be the end beneficiaries of the technology training being offered by the Foundation for girls, saying it was therefore relevant for the foundation to be supported to deliver on its mandate.

Regina Agyare, Founder of Soronko Solutions, receiving the keys to the vehicle, thanked the company for the gesture.

She said the donation will aid the investment for girls to develop skills for critical thinking and use technology to solve problems.

She indicated that the Foundation was currently pursing a movement, dubbed “Tech Needs Girls” in which girls are mentored to lead and innovate by learning to code.

“We currently have 30 volunteers, 15 mentors who are either computer scientists or engineers and 455 mentees,” she indicated, adding that “we are also working on how the disabled in Ghana can use technology to integrate better in their communities.”

By Edmund Mingle

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