Pupils and teachers of Adaklu Abuadi Salvation Army School and Tupaa MA Basic School in the Volta and Greater Accra regions, celebrated Valentine’s Day, with lots of laughter and good cheers thanks to AirtelTigo.
The staff of the telcom company read to the pupils and donated school supplies, including exercise books, mathematical instruments, school bags, mugs among others to both schools in separate events.
Established in the 1960s, Tupaa MA Basic school was in a state of disrepair, until the erstwhile Tigo brand built a new six-unit classroom block with a head teacher’s office and toilet facilities under their Shelter for Education programme.
Adaklu Abuadi Salvation Army School was also refurbished by former Airtel Ghana Limited which upgraded a three-unit classroom in 2012.
Receiving staff of AirtelTigo, Headmaster of Tupaa MA Basic School, Father Joseph Opoku Darko, expressed their gratitude to AirtelTigo for the support over the years.
He emphasised enrolment has increased since the company built the new school for them. The student population has increased from 84 to 164.
“We used to teach under a shed and were exposed to the weather, but since we got a new school, academic performance has improved in a safe and conducive environment.
He added that they “can also have extra classes because we have electricity connection in the classrooms. Unlike in the past, teachers now accept posting to the school and are happy to stay.”
“Parents in the community are now confident of the wellbeing of their children school because they are in a secure and safer place,” Father Darko said.
The headmistress of Adaklu Abuadi Salvation Army School, Bright Boateng, also thanked AirtelTigo for their support noting that “the items would improve quality teaching and learning in the community”.