AirtelTiGo to invest airtime proceeds in education
AirtelTiGo, is to invest one per cent of its proceeds from airtime recharge by its customers in the Ashanti, Bono and Ahafo regions into development educational facilities and to enhance public schools in disadvantaged communities in the regions.
The project is expected to run for the next three months.
A committee has been put together to evaluate the needs of each application to be submitted to AirteltiGo shops across the regions.
The Chief Executive Officer of AirteltiGo, Mrs Mitwa Kaemba Ng'ambi, said at the launch of the project dubbed: "Yen Nkoso Nti," in Kumasi that the company had also donated GH¢20,000.00 into the Otumfuo Educational Fund to help brilliant and needy students.
Ghana News Headlines
For latest news in Ghana, visit Graphic Online news headlines page Ghana news page
"Our children are the future and we believe that education holds the key to the successful development of any nation.
"Through this initiative, we expect to touch several schools in the regions that need support," she said after calling on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
Mrs Ng'ambi said investing in education was the company's way of giving back to the communities that had been very supportive of AirteltiGo.
The pilot project is expected to be replicated across the rest of the regions depending on the success of the maiden one.
She expressed confidence that the project would help improve the quality of education in communities and produce students that would contribute to national development.
Before the merger of Airtel and tiGo, the former brand renovated two schools and built four schools at selected deprived communities across the country.
The schools were St. Joseph Basic School at Obuasi and Ehiawoanmu Basic School at Ejura in the Ashanti Region as well as the African Faith Primary School at Banda Ahenkro in the former Brong Ahafo Region.