Melcom Care Foundation, a subsidiary of the Melcom Group of Companies, has offered support to four institutions at a short ceremony at its North Kaneshie branch in Accra.
The institutions are Joy In Giving Foundation which was founded by Broadcast Journalist, Joyce Midley, the Accra Wesley Girls High School, Wadis Entertainment, producers of Teen Chef TV Contest on Adom TV and Exclusive Events Ghana Limited, organisers of Miss Ghana.
The donation formed part of the company's quartely 'Special Give Away Experience'. Joy-in-Giving Foundation received bags of rice, cooking oil, can fish, baby diapers, toys and soft drinks while Wadis Entertainment was presented with shopping vouchers to purchase ingredients for the cooking contest.
The Accra Wesley Girls High School received tables, plastic chairs, Akai stabilisers for a stable electricity power supply as well as furnishing of the school’s sick bay with beds and mattresses.
Each of the 20 contestants of this year’s Miss Ghana Pageant took home kitchen and dinning wares as well as vouchers for shopping.
Melcom’s Corporate Social Responsibility
Speaking at the event, Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communications of the Melcom Group said the gesture was in response to requests for support made by a number of institutions earlier this year.
He said Melcom, being a socially responsible corporate organisation believed in affecting the lives of the vulnerable in society positively hence the donation to the four institutions.
“At Melcom, we stand by our commitment to support the needy in society and we will continue to offer a helping hand for as long as there is the need to do so.
“We also believe in ploughing back into the society in which we operate that is why we are making these donations today”, he added.
Mr Avenorgbo also disclosed that in pursuit of the company’s commitment to the Free Senior High School policy, the Melcom Education Scheme was being reviewed to accommodate more students as beneficiaries.
Receiving the items, Madam Cynthia Essibrey-Annan, the Headmistress of the Accra Wesley Girls School urged Ghanaians to patronise products of Melcom Ghana to enable the company to support the less-privileged.
“I was surprised when I received a call that we should come for these items for our school. These items will go a long way to help the girls and I am grateful to the management of Melcom for putting smiles on our faces”, she said.
For her part, Miss Mariam Inna Patty, CEO of Exclusive Events said: Melcom is a household name because they have been in Ghana for a very long time. We are grateful for this gesture and we hope that business will pick up for them”.
Representatives of the other beneficiary institutions took turns to express their gratitude to the Melcom Care Foundation for its continuous support and assistance to the less-privileged in society.