Ghana: Airtel Rescue Akropong School for the Deaf

Airtel Ghana, a telecommunications network in the country on Tuesday paid off the GH¢14,000.00 outstanding rent debt owed by the Akropong Senior High Technical School (ASHTS) for the Deaf.

The telecommunication network also paid an amount of GH¢ 4,800.00 as a one year rent due the school.

In addition to the payments, the company also donated a 15 KVA generator valued at $ 9,000.00 to provide a 24 hour electricity supply for the school.

Mr. Donald Gwira, Head of Corporate Communications, Airtel Ghana who made the donation, said it was part of the company's social responsibilities to respond to the needs of the less privileged in society.

He noted that the company took the initiative after hearing news about impending closure of the school.

'We heard the news about closure of the school with heavy hearts, we were touched by the plight and wanted to show commitment to a deserving cause by giving back to the community at large and the children in particular,' he said.

Mr. Gwira added that the donation was done in a significant way that would touch lives and benefit people of the area as well as generations to come.

He disclosed that the company was especially interested in education, which they believed was the backbone of every country's economy, hence assisting the school and the students who were the human capacity of the country.

Mr. Nathan Pecku Headmaster of ASHTS, who received the items thanked Airtel Ghana for their support and appealed to other corporate bodies to emulate their kind gesture and support the school to meet its needs.

He expressed happiness at the speedy response to the distressed call. Nana Apeadu Bedio II, Senaahene of Aburi and PTA Chairman of the school expressed his gratitude towards Airtel Ghana and tasked them to adopt. He advised the students to make proper use of all the facilities. GNA

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