Voltic Supports Schools




Tutu Desk pix 1Voltic (GH) Limited, Ghana’s biggest selling bottled water company, has handed over 2,988 Tutu desks valued at GH¢100,000.00 to World Vision International for distribution to school children in deprived communities in Ghana.

Tutu desks are portable school desks (flat surface writing boards) provided by the Tutu desk Campaign (whose patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu) to children in Sub Saharan Africa who do not have the benefit of a classroom desk which affects a child’s ability to concentrate in class. So far, over one million desks have been distributed across sub-Saharan Africa.

The donation is also the outcome of an initial partnership between World Vision Ghana and Voltic’s sister company, Accra Brewery Limited, to assist deprived children in Ghana to improve access to quality education while improving learning outcomes.

Voltic has since taken over the partnership from Accra Brewery Limited and this is the second presentation following the first donation made to World Vision Ghana in November 2012 by Accra Brewery Limited.

According to the Sales and Distribution Director of Voltic (GH) Limited, Michael Effah, “this year Votic (GH) Limited, has taken over the Tutu desk initiative with the donation of 2988 desks, at a cost of GH¢ 100,000 to benefit more children”.

“This gesture falls in line with Voltic’s objective of helping to satisfy the basic needs of school children in deprived communities in Ghana. The distribution will once again be done through World Vision Ghana.”

Receiving the items on behalf of World Vision Ghana, National Director, Mr. Hubert Charles noted ‘Since the last donation, we have received countless reports on the significant improvements that have occurred in the lives of the beneficiary children, especially the story of a 15 year old disabled Grace Ayimaye who as a result of the tutu desk she had, has become so effective in her studies that she witnessed a marked improvement in learning outcomes in Form 2 at the Nyankontre Roman Catholic Junior High School in Sene in the Brong Ahafo Region.

 

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