Ghana: Societé Generale Gives to School for the Deaf

Societé Generale Ghana has donated 20 computers to the Mampong Technical Senior High School for the Deaf to assist the special education system in the country.

The Managing Director, Gilbert Hie, indicated that special education was one area that the bank had decided to support, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

While donating the computers to the school yesterday at Accra, Mr. Hie noted that special education had not been given the needed attention by the people, and that the computers would help the students acquire Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills.

He also promised to offer financial training for the students to enable them gain knowledge in the banking sector.

The Headmaster of the school, Nathan Pecku, thanked the bank for the donation, and urged other institutions to do same.

He said the school, since its insertion in 1957, had not been given the necessary attention by governments.

He stated that the school was in dire need of extra physical structures, machines and equipment, as well as expanded programmes that would make our student-products competitive and not subservient in our communities.

Due to lack of a vehicle, the students have to walk three miles, four times a day, to their dormitory and to campus, while several of the hearing impaired children have been knocked down by vehicles.

Thus, he called on the government, organisations and churches to support the school to acquire a bus to transport the children safely from their dormitory to the school.

Mr. Gilbert Hie (r) M.D. Societe Generale Ghana, presenting the Items to Mr. Nathan K. Pecku (L) Head, Mampong School, at the background is his students.

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