Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants has renovated a three-unit classroom block for the St Peter’s Primary School at Poasi-New Takoradi in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region.
In addition to the renovation, the energy company furnished the school block with dual classroom desks, teachers’ desks, bookshelves, whiteboards and ceiling fans.
Other existing classroom blocks were also repainted to give the school a face-lift.
In a release issued by the company on August 15, it said the new classroom block will provide a safe shelter and a conducive environment for academic excellence to thrive.
It said in line with the company’s environmental sustainability programme dubbed ‘Cyclean,’ Vivo Energy Ghana donated waste bins to encourage waste segregation in the school and inculcate the habit of recycling amongst schoolchildren.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the Commercial Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Bernard Bosompem who spoke on behalf of the Managing Director, said “the company’s commitment to invest in communities where it operates goes beyond its corporate strategy to playing its role as a responsible corporate entity in complementing the government’s efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) four of ensuring equitable education for all.”
Commenting on the rationale for the renovation, he explained that Vivo Energy Ghana operates a Bitumen plant within New Takoradi and the gesture was a demonstration of the company’s commitment to the development of its communities.
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah in his remarks commended the long-standing relationship between the company and the Poasi-New Takoradi community.
“The effort of Vivo Energy Ghana towards the growth of the educational sector is exemplary and I appeal to other companies operating in the Poasi-New Takoradi community to emulate the initiative of the company,” he said.
The Metropolitan Director of Education, Selly Nelly Coleman, reiterated the government’s commitment towards the provision of educational infrastructure to facilitate access to quality education. She urged management of the school to make good use of the facility.