United Way Ghana, Standard Chartered Bank support Presby basic school with 20 desktops

United Way Ghana, an NGO, on Friday, donated 20 desktop computers to the Osu Presbyterian Girls Basic School in Accra.

The desktop computers procured with financial support from Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, are to promote Information Communication Technology education at the school.

The Osu Presbyterian Girls Basic School established since 1938 with a current population of 600 girls, has no computers.

As part of the donation, employees of United Way Ghana and Standard Chartered Bank Ghana educated the children on climate change, as part of the contribution of the two organisations towards Sustainable Development Goal 13 to promote an eco-friendly environment.

Presenting the items, the Impact Lead of United Way Ghana, Faustina Abbey,  said she visited the school last year and realised the school did not have computers.

As a result, her organisation decided to donate computers to the school to promote ICT education and make the pupils computer literate.

“The objective is to ensure that all children have access to learning resource to enable them attain their full academic potentials,” she said.

Ms Abbey said the computers had been installed with applications with story books toenhance teaching and learning at the school.

The Head Teacher of Osu Presby Girls Basic School, Mrs Lydia Offei-Kwapong, who received the desktop computers, commended United Way Ghana and the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana.

She said the donation would go a long way to help ICT education and make the children computer literates.

She pledged the school would take good care of the computers to ensure their longer life span.

The Head of Human Resource Management Department,KorleyKotey Municipal Education, Mr Seth Obiri-Mante, commended United Way Ghana and Standard Chartered Bank Ghana for the donation.

He said the government alone could not shoulder education and it was important for corporate bodies to support education delivery in the country.

Mr Obiri-Mante entreated the two organisations to help connect internet to the school so the children could visit the World Wide Web to learn.

The Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, Mrs AsieduaAddae, said her outfit was proud to be associated with the programme.

She said education remained one of the priority areas of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana and the bank would continue to support quality education delivery.

BY KINGSLEY ASARE

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