Tigo donates laptops to 3 young social entrepreneurs

PRESENTATIONThree girls from Tech Needs Girls, IT4Teens and the Street Library Academy have each received five laptops from Tigo, to enable them to reach out to more children in deprived communities.

They are Regina Agyare of ‘Tech Needs Girls’, who teaches young girls coding and building websites; Erasmus Ackon and Marian Ewurama Wiredu, from IT4Teens together teach young people in Takoradi both computer hardware and software applications. Hayford Siaw of Street Library Academy, recieved a library on wheels that takes books to the rural communities for children to read.

Presenting the laptops at a ceremony in Accra, the Head of Corporate Responsibility and Communications for Tigo, Gifty Bingley, said the donation was in line with Tigo’s vision of creating a digital lifestyle experience for Ghanaians.

She explained that digital technology not only provided learners in rural communities with access to the latest technology, but offered social entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop solutions to improve living standards.

She said the company was committed to supporting initiatives that would improve people’s lives, especially those of the youth.

All three beneficiaries are also past winners of the Tigo Reach for Change Social Entrepreneurs, andare together reaching out to support children in deprived communities.

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