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MTN supports Bagabaga Demonstration ‘B’ School

By
Frederica Kyeremateng, GNA

Tamale, June 19, GNA –
Madam Francisca Awuni, Headmistress of the Bagabaga Demonstration ‘B’ Primary
School, has expressed worry over the lack of reading materials, which is
affecting teaching and learning in the school.

Madam Awuni, who was
speaking at a reading clinic and donation exercise organised by MTN-Ghana, said
many of the children are good at reading but the inadequacy of reading
materials and the lack of funds to buy the materials has been a worry.

She expressed her
gratitude to MTN for the support and appealed for more assistance to complete
the building of their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory
as well as furnishing it to cater for the school’s population of 647 pupils.

Madam Awuni also
appealed to the group and other charitable organisations to assist in the
provision of a toilet and urinal for the school to help curb the indiscriminate
defecation by pupils behind the school.

Mr Collins Adjei,
Territory Sales Controller at Northern Regional branch of MTN, said as part of
MTN’s Social Corporate Responsibility effort, it instituted the “21 days of
Y’ello Care” 10 years ago, where staff volunteered annually to render service
to the society from the 1st to the 21st of June.

He said the theme for
this year’s event: “Investing in Education for All”, has informed their
decision to scout for schools with inadequate reading materials and help
establish reading clubs as well as donate reading materials to the selected
schools.

Staff of the Northern
Regional office of MTN assisted the pupils to identify alphabets and interacted
with them.

Mr Timothy Oscar Baba,
Circuit Supervisor for the Sagnarigu District Education Unit, said many schools
in the district face similar challenges in reading because funds given to the
school by government was not enough to cater for their problems.

Mr Baba expressed
gratitude to the MTN Group for the assistance and expressed the hope that more
schools in the district would benefit from such interventions.

GNA

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