The Akropong School for the Blind will is set to benefit from a sponsorship package of GHc566,000 (Five Hundred and Sixty Six Thousand Ghana Cedis) over the next three years.
The sponsorship package which is being made possible by the MTN Ghana Foundation will seek to among other things; improve upon the infrastructure base of the school.
Addressing the media on the package, the Acting corporate Services Executive, Mrs Georgina Asare Fiabgenu sai the MTN Ghana Foundation as part of its objectives to improve upon Education and Health in the country will establish a fully functional Computer Laboratory at the cost of GHc130,000 (One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Ghana Cedis) in the first year of implementation.
She added that the Foundation will put up a 16 room, one storey dormitory for the male students as part of activities for the second year of implementation at the cost of GHc360,000 (Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand Ghana Cedis) earmarked for the year 2012.
Mrs. Georgina Asare Fiagbenu said that the Foundation will secure a 33-seater Coaster bus, also at the cost of GHc26, 000 (Twenty Six Thousand Ghana Cedis), adding that that MTN will continue to support institutions in an effort of improving upon their lot as well as building stronger relationships with the entire Ghanaian society.
The headmistress of Akropong School for the Blind, Mrs. Mahela Narh expressed gratitude for the gesture and gave assurance that the package would help improve upon the academic standards of students and also strengthen the infrastructural base of the school.
The GHc566,000 sponsorship package for the next three years by the MTN Ghana Foundation was rated the largest corporate contribution made to the school since its establishment.
Story: Benjamin Henaku, Akropong- Akuapem