A total of 10 underprivileged students at Techiman in the Bono East Region have received financial support to cushion their academic development.
The financial support was meant for the purchase of learning materials including books.
The scholarship package for the 10 beneficiaries amounted to GH¢5,900 with each beneficiary receiving GH¢590.
The beneficiary students were made up of eight females and two males schooling in various Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country.
The scholarship was awarded by ASA Savings and Loans. It formed part of its educational component of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which seeks to complement government’s effort to provide quality education for all children of school-going age.
Madam Ayishetu Mohammed, mother of a beneficiary, described the support as the first of its kind in her entire working life as a petty trader, and thanked the company for the assistance.
She said: “It is very rare for a financial institution to show this kind of support to customers. It came in handy to lessen the usual financial pressure in January after the Christmas festivities.”
Speaking at a short presentation ceremony, Techiman Area Manager, ASA Savings and Loans, Seth Morgan Arhin, said the gesture was meant to support customers and the community financially to be able to cater for their children’s education.
“We hope this gesture would go a long way to ease the pressure on parents in this time of COVID-19. This will not be the last time we will support the people like this; the company will continue to support the community and they can always count on us,” he stated.
The financial institution he indicated, intended to initiate more CSR activities in 2022.
They include free health screening, donations to schools and orphanages, and distribution of COVID-19 relief items such as hand sanitisers and nose masks.
FROM DANIEL DZIRASAH, TECHIMAN