Melcom donates modern washroom facilities to schools

Melcom Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Melcom Group of Companies, yesterday outdoored modern washroom facilities for distribution to public schools to enhance hygiene and sanitation.
The gesture which is part of a programme planned by the Melcom Group to give back to society when it celebrated 30 years of operations in Ghana last year will see the group install 64 units of the modern toilets in selected primary, junior high schools, senior high schools and tertiary institutions at the cost of GH¢500,000.00.
The first batch of schools to benefit from the project in the Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions are Nsawam Senior High School, Nsawam Methodist Primary and JHS,  Akatsi College of Education, Tefle Primary and JHS, Sokpoe District Assembly Primary and JHS.
The rest are Tema Kotobabi TMA School, Tema Community 5 No.1 TMA Primary B School, Accra Wesley Girls Senior High School and Accra St. Theresa’s School Complex.
Other selected schools would receive their facilities in the course of the year.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Director of Communications, Melcom Group, Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, said each of the modern toilets comes with raised concrete platform for mounting, portable water closet, bio digester to connect to sewage line, 2,200 litres overhead water tank and water pump with booster per overhead plumbing for inter connection.
Mr Avenorgbo indicated that students from beneficiary institutions would be trained to use the facilities responsibly so that they would last long.
He noted that at a glamorous event held last year at the Black Star Square in Accra numerous products were awarded to deserving customers along with brand new Renault Kwid authentique 5 seated hatchback cars presented to 30 winners spread across the regions.

The Chairman of Melcom Group of Companies, Bhagwan Khubchandani, said he was hopeful that the gesture would help improve sanitation in the beneficiary institutions and change lives for the better.
He said the group was committed to contributing their quota in the areas of education and health to make Ghana a better place.


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