Pan-African Savings and Loans donates computers to 3 public schools
Pan African Savings and Loans, a company born out of a partnership between Accion and Ecobank Ghana, has donated 12 desktop computers and 150 exercise books to three public schools in Accra.
The gesture forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and was aimed at supporting schools within its area of operations.
A management team of the company, led by Head of Corporate Affairs, Research and Customer Experience, Linda Naykene, first point of call was at the Accra Newtown Experimental 1 Primary School, followed by the Gbawe Methodist School and later the Kotobabi No. 2 Primary A.
Each of the three beneficiary schools received four set of desktop computers and accessories. In addition, 50 exercise books were presented to each school.
Explaining the rationale behind the donation, Linda Naykene said, “We aim to enhance the lives of those who live in the vicinity within which we operate in. As a result, at the beginning of the year we decided that we will donate some computers to schools in localities where our branches are located.”
She was upbeat that the donations will go a long way to improve IT education in selected schools, saying: “We hope these computers will help in the education of the pupils in ICT and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the various components of the computers and their functions.”
The company advised the beneficiary schools to take good care of the computers and ensure that, the computers are used for it intended purpose.
Explaining the company’s CSR activities for the rest of the year, she noted that Pan-African Savings and Loans will also be embarking on free medical screening for clients and the general public, an event she added will be held on yearly basis.
Daniel Doe, Headmaster of Newtown Experimental 1 Primary, located in Accra Newtown, thanked Pan-African Savings and Loans for the gesture. He assured that the donation will be used for the benefit of the students.
“We have written letters to several companies and NGOs requesting for computers which seemed to fall on deaf ears until Pan-African Savings and Loans visited our school last week and promised to donate some computers to enhance teaching and learning of ICT. We are very grateful to Pan-African for their support” Mr. Doe added.