Techiman, Ghana: The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has completed a significant renovation project at the Asueyi Community Daycare and Kindergarten School in the Techiman North District of the Bono Region. The project, which cost GHC400,000, has transformed the previously dilapidated school facilities into a modern educational environment.
According to Ghana News Agency, the renovated facility now boasts a new play area, separate washrooms for boys and girls, a mechanized borehole for improved water access, new tables and chairs for both teachers and pupils, and a 40-inch color flat-screen television. Prior to this refurbishment, the school’s old building was in a state of severe disrepair, posing safety risks to the students and hindering effective teaching and learning. Residents informed the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the poor condition of the old school block often prevented children from attending school during rainy seasons.
In addition to the physical renovations, GRIDCo also donated various educational materials, including exercise books, pencils, erasers, and a collection of reading and storybooks. This was disclosed by Engineer Ebenezer Kofi Essienyi, the Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo, during a handing-over ceremony in Asueyi. Essienyi explained that the initiative was part of GRIDCo’s corporate social responsibility, focusing on educational support in areas where the company operates.
The decision to undertake this project was aligned with GRIDCo’s commitment to safety, recognizing the urgent need to address the deteriorating conditions of the school building. By refurbishing and enhancing the school’s infrastructure, GRIDCo aims to invest in the education and development of the community’s youth, thereby empowering them to pursue careers across various fields and make positive contributions to their community.
Essienyi highlighted that GRIDCo’s contribution aligns with the Sustainable Development Goal Four, which emphasizes quality education for all. He expressed hope for positive outcomes from this support and reaffirmed GRIDCo’s commitment to both Ghana’s power transmission needs and the nation’s educational development.
Mr. Raymond Gamor, the Head Teacher of the school, expressed his gratitude for the company’s support. He noted the school’s ongoing needs for additional tables and chairs for its 120 students and appealed to other organizations and corporate entities for further assistance with teaching and learning materials.