Voltic gives Tutu desks to deprived schools

Mr. Philip Redman (left) presenting a sample of the desks to Mr Hubert CharlesVolta Ghana Limited, has donated 2,200 Tutu Desks valued at GH¢ 127,130. to World Vision Ghana for distribution to pupils in deprived basic schools across the country.

The provision of the tutu desks, which are portable flat surface writing boards that serve as desk, is part of the company’s annual project that started in 2012 has since benefited over 4,000 school children in more than 40 primary schools.

The project, according to the company, was initiated to complement government’s effort in providing quality and accessible education.

Presenting the items to World Vision, Mr. Philip Redman, General Manager of Voltic said “we endeavour to create shared opportunities by reinvesting beyond our value chain, and by ensuring the availability of some basic amenities, like teaching and learning materials, Voltic is supporting the government’s efforts in providing accessible education for future generations.”

He explained that Voltic Ghana’s partnership with WVG was to make the more of the desks accessible children in deprived areas, as well as support the improvement in education infrastructure.

Mr. Hubert Charles, National Director of World Vision Ghana, receiving the items lauded the support to deprived schools, and stressed that gave assurance of his outfit’s commitment in supporting the successful implementation of the project for the benefit of children.

The global Tutu Desk Campaign, whose Patron is South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is aimed at providing writing surfaces for children in Sub Saharan Africa who do not have the benefit of a classroom desk. The absence of a writing surface has been found to affect the handwriting, concentration and overall academic performance of these children.

By Times Reporter

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