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Vodafone Foundation trains two orphanages in STEM

BY: Elizabeth Nyaadu Adu
 Some participants in the training
Some participants in the training

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation has trained orphans at the Nyame Nsa and the Haven of Hope Foster Homes in the Eastern Region in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

It is among activities to mark this year’s International Health Month.

It also forms part of the foundation’s ‘BirthdayStars’ initiative which engages its staff members in initiatives each month to celebrate internationally—recognised commemorations of the United Nations (UN) by embarking on corporate social responsibility (CRS).

Speaking at the event last week, the Head of the Vodafone Foundation, Rev. Amaris Nana Adjei Perbi, said the training aimed at providing skills and knowledge necessary for the deprived children to help them contribute to the success and development of their communities.

He said participants received training on coding, web development and robotics to enable them to do exceptional things aside academic curriculum.

Partners

He said the May edition of the ‘BirthdayStars’ initiative was organised in partnership with the World Vision International, the Erith Health Services, MDS Lancet, Vodafone Healthline doctors and public figures including musicians; Okyeame Kwame and Cwesi Oteng, broadcast journalist Alfred Ocansey and the Executive Director of the Ark Foundation, Dr Angela Dwamena-Aboagye.

“These partnerships with Vodafone Ghana under our kindred partnerships will go a long way to make this birthday stars edition a very productive and impactful one and we will continue to make our societies impactful and very resourceful,” Rev. Perbi said.

Broadcast Journalist, Alfred Ocansey, commended the foundation for bringing the children together to inspire hope in them.

“I think it is the best way of spreading love and also making sure that these people have hope for a future that is ahead of them. Thank you to the Vodafone Ghana Foundation. Continue to inspire lives,” he said.

Appreciation

The Deputy Administrator of Project, the Nyame Nsa Orphanage, Samuel Appiah Danquah, expressed gratitude to the Vodafone Ghana Foundation for its laudable initiative.

“The children are excited about STEM education. The skills given to them have boosted their morale to take away the inferiority complex in them.

“This can give them a great future because it has motivated them a lot and I believe it will guide them to make the right decisions in life,” he said.