Dimabi Community gets new school block from Tigo Ghana
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Dimabi - Northern Region
Tigo Ghana has presented its fourth new classroom school block with Headmaster’s office, Staff common room and a KVIP to management of Dimabi Nursery and Primary School in Tolon Kumbumgu of the Northern Region.
This forms part of Tigo Ghana’s new Corporate Social Responsibility programme dubbed Shelter 4 Education for 2015 where six deprived communities in the country without good educational infrastructures are given the opportunity to own one.
The poor state of education in the three northern regions of Ghana is mostly attributed to lack of good educational facilities in these areas. A situation that has not only affected the quality of education in these regions but also served as a disincentive for parents to send their wards to school in order to obtain basic education, which every child is entitled to under the constitution of Ghana. Parents in this farming community prefer to have their children assist them in their farms than to allow them to learn under what they described as “horrible structures”.
Biztechafrica learnt that because of the poor educational structures in the area most professional teachers assigned to the village by the Ghana Education Service turns down the offer because conditions there are below standard.
This development has impacted negatively on the community and thus contributed to the migration of high number of young ones who should have been in school to some major urban centres in the country for greener pastures.
Tigo a brand that cares and a brand that always want to put smiles on the faces of people everywhere believes that education holds the key to the success of every great nation hence initiating the Shelter 4 Education project in deprived communities as their contribution in shaping the lives of children who will in the future become leaders this great country Ghana.
According to Roshi Motman, Tigo Ghana CEO, helping children get quality basic education is important because that is the foundation to shaping their dreams and ensuring they help build a better Ghana.
“We hope that by providing them with conducive learning environment, they can concentrate on their studies and have a brighter future. We are going to provide them with school uniforms, books and other branded gift item” she said.
With the provision of a new school block by Tigo Ghana for the people of Dimabi , children in this farming community will be able to work towards their dreams and it make it a reality if only they work hard at it.