Tigo, Skyy Multimedia improve education
DEVELOPMENT| Aug. 9, 2012, 7:44 a.m.
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Mobile operator Tigo has partnered with Skyy Multimedia to embark on an educational project dubbed the “Tigo Skyy Educational Project”.
According to Tigo, the project, which is worth over GH¢10,000, will be operating in six communities in the Western Region. It aims to improve the declining educational standards in 46 basic schools in communities like Kansaworado, Diambene, Ntankoful, Nkroful, Mampong and Akromakrom, all in the Western Region.
These have been recognized as areas where schools score zero pass rate and most of the students lack the opportunity to re-sit their Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
The project comprises a 5 member Committee from each community appointed to work daily to ensure that pupils in various schools concentrate on their studies after normal school hours.
Each community has an active School Management Committee and a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) board supervising teaching and learning in each school under the project.
This year, the project witnessed an inter-community quiz, which is a way of showcasing the progress students have made so far. 32 basic schools participated in this event, with the two best pupils from each of the six communities at the basic level (KG, Primary and Junior High School) making great progress in the contest on Friday, 13th July at Skyy House Theatre.
All the students who participated were rewarded with books, pens and bags, whilst the winners of the quiz were awarded Skyy Decoders, radio sets and clocks.
Commenting on the project, Tenu Awoonor, Head of Marketing noted how Tigo Ghana yearns to assist needy communities through such avenues like these. “At Tigo, we are always looking for ground-breaking avenues to put smiles on the faces of people and enriching the lives of children in the country” he added.
Awoonor intimated that Tigo will continue to focus on education and other social issues affecting children, since these project falls under Tigo Ghana’s bouquet of CSR initiatives. “This, we are proud to say, is being manifest through our Corporate Social Initiatives and the quality of services we provide to our customers and the general public”.
He announced that Tigo will soon start service training for the teachers, management training for head teachers, as well as holding durbars and sensitizing community members on the roles they need to play in educating their children.
The Tigo Skyy Educational Project is initiated by the Skyy Group, Tigo and managed by J. C. Quansah, former Western Regional Director of Education, with five other members drawn from the various communities making up the board.
MORE DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Tigo supports MUSIGA Grand BallTigo Ghana came out in support of efforts to raise funds for the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWEF) of MUSIGA, at a ball in Accra. Read More
Heirs Holdings to ramp up power productionWell-known global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu says his group “has the ambition to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years.” Read More
M-KOPA Solar, Safaricom Launch M-KOPA IIIM-KOPA Solar has introduced a Safaricom-branded solar lighting system, as it steps up its campaign to provide clean lighting solutions to millions of homes that are not on the electricity grid. Read More
Orphaned schoolchildren benefit from e-learningSkyVision Global Networks has announced the recent donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy. Read More
Airtel DRC launches ‘Back to School’ promotionMobile operator Airtel has this week launched a humanitarian programme to support its cash-strapped subscribers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to ease their worries, as the 2014-2015 school year draws near. Read More
TNM donates K1 million to Special OlympicsMobile network service provider TNM has donated K1 million towards the organisation of Special Olympics Malawi (SOM) games taking place in Lilongwe from today. Read More
Mini Grids Summit to be staged in NairobiMajor players in the power industry will convene in Nairobi this November to synergise the commercial potential of Mini Grids in Africa. Read More
Alex families receive Schneider Electric solar lampsSchneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, has partnered with Rays of Hope, a non-profit organisation, providing 28 schoolchildren and their families in the northern Johannesburg township of Alexandra with an alternative to using candles and paraffin as a source of light. Read More
FSDEA announces ‘Future Leaders of Angola’ scholarshipFundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has announced the launch of its Scholarship Program, called ‘Future Leaders of Angola’, aimed at building up the economic empowerment and capacity of a new workforce in the country. Read More
FEATURED STORYMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers
Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHNIG President speaks his mind
Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.