Tema — The Heavy Machinery Dealers (HMD) Africa has donated items to the Kpoi-Ete KKMA Basic School to enhance teaching and learning in the facility.
The items which include desks, liquid soaps, sanitizers, Veronica Buckets and tissue papers are also to assist the school tackle her furniture deficit and help the pupils adhere to the Covid-19 protocols.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at the School’s premises, the Human Resource (HR) Manager of HMD Africa, Mr. Martin Awuku, said his organization deemed reaching out to needy persons and institutions within their area of business a necessity as it helped such persons lived better lives.
Speaking in relations to the effects of the health challenges of the moment, the HR Manager informed that, “As a result of Covid-19, we want to skew our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to relieve individuals who are facing challenges during this period so they could go through successfully.”
Mr. Awuku therefore observed that HMD Africa conducted a research to determine which school needed assistance in the area because the company wanted to make sure the donation went to “the school that needed it most.”
The HR Manager informed that HMD was satisfied in presenting the items to the school because they knew it would aid in the fight against the pandemic and make the children safer whilst in school.
The Municipal Director of Education of the Kpone Katamanso Municipality (KKM), Mr. Harry Evans Arthur, receiving the items, observed the deprived nature of the school and the timely nature of the donation.
“The Assembly was doing her part in providing furniture for the pupils, but what HMD has brought would go a long way to improve teaching and learning in the school and help to ensure social distancing in the class room,” Mr. Arthur informed.
The KKM Education Director therefore appealed to companies and institutions in the Kpone Katamanso area to look at the gesture of HMD Africa and do same, insisting on how relevant the corporate institutions were to the survival of the schools in the area.
The Head Teacher of Kpoi-Ete KKMA Basic School, Madam Harriet Mawusi Addo, observed that the donation was beneficial because the desks in the school were inadequate in serving the needs of the pupils.
“Currently Class One pupils are still using the Kindergarten tables which is a challenge to the children, and so we were exciting when we heard HMD wanted to help and we were looking forward to this day,” Madam Mawusi Addo said.
The Head Teacher pleaded for further assistance to enable the school get new classrooms since they had no rooms for KG with Primary Six sharing rooms with JHS One.
Madam Mawusi Addo also asked for help to grade the school field so the pupils would have a conducive space to play; she also pleaded for help for some pupils who could not afford school uniforms and other necessities which made it difficult for them to be in school.
HMD Africa is the leading multi-brand distributor of machinery, equipment and parts in West Africa, and has been focused on playing an integral role in the building of West African infrastructure as the ultimate machinery solutions partner.
Source: Ghana News Agency