Airtel Ghana supports ICT education in Kanjarga community
Airtel Ghana has supported Kanjarga community through its flagship CSR programme, Airtel Touching Lives, in the Builsa South District of the Upper East Region with information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to improve the ICT skills training in the community.
Airtel Touching Lives is a sustainable corporate social responsibility programme that offers the platform to celebrate humanity whilst inspiring hope and enhancing people’s quality of life. The programme identifies extraordinary individuals from all walks of life who are going an extra mile to make a difference in the lives of others in their families and communities to award them with grants to inspire change in their lives and the community.
The donation was in fulfilment of Airtel Ghana’s commitment made to the community through its sustainable multiple award-winning corporate social responsibility television series Airtel Touching Lives when the community centre was nominated to benefit from the programme.
Items presented to the Kanjarga ICT Community Centre include computers, public address system, audio-visual equipment (projector and screen), multi-purpose printer, routers and books to facilitate and improve the ICT teaching and learning skills of the youth in the community. The centre was built to serve students, youth who are out of school and individuals who are interested in learning ICT.
Representing the community to receive the items, Chief of Kanjarga, Nab Akanfella Akanjenya expressed his gratitude to Airtel for honouring its promise to the community. “We are very much grateful to Airtel with this presentation. This is a true reflection of how responsible you are to deliver on your promises. This will help the youth in this community to gain knowledge in ICT which we didn’t have access to”.
Kwame Osafo-Amoah, Northern Ghana Zonal Business Manager- Airtel Ghana, stated during the presentation of the items to the community that “sustainable initiatives such as this and other examples of an honoured promise further consolidate Airtel’s position as the leader in the CSR space. The company’s flagship CSR initiative, Touching Lives – an all-embracing project, opened to all who are not even on the Airtel network with the keen interest to support and stimulate the power of potential in people to turn things around for their good”.
“At Airtel, we believe in empowering people and creating positive impact in our communities by recognizing and rewarding people who have worked selflessly to make an impact in their communities. We will continue to fulfill our social mandate to help individuals and communities to continue with their efforts to create a better world for themselves and others,” he concluded.
Airtel Touching Lives was recently recognized for the third consecutive year as the Best Community Relations programme at the IPR Excellence Awards.