Kotokuom community, a mainly farming community in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region, has benefitted from AirtelTigo’s ‘Yen Nkosuo Nti’ initiative.
The initiative is aimed at supporting education in disadvantaged communities in the Ashanti, Bono and Ahafo regions.
Through the initiative, the telecom company is constructing a new 6-unit classroom block, headmaster’s office and furniture for pupils and teachers for the oldest school in the community, Kotokuom R/C Primary School.
The project is a demonstration of the company’s commitment for the people in the community and contribution to national development, and the decision by the company to build a new structure has become a source of great joy to members of the community.
AirtelTigo staff at the sod-cutting ceremony
The school has not seen any renovation since it was built 70 years ago. This has resulted in the gradual deterioration of the school building.
The school currently has a population of about 263 pupils and the authorities envisage that enrolment would drastically increase after the construction of the new classroom block.
During the ground-breaking ceremony to begin the construction, the Odikro of Kotokuom, Nana Kwaku Boah pledged his total commitment to the efficient management and maintenance of the school block after completion.