Coca-Cola builds capacity of more than 300 teachers in Tema West

From left, Michael Ohene-Effah Co-Founder of LeadAfrique International, Bethel Yeboah, Communications Manager of the Coca-Cola, and Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah, MP for Tema West.

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited has organised a capacity building workshop ‘Teacher Transformation Programme’ for teachers in the Tema West constituency.

The 3-day programme took place this February at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Sakumono, and impacted more than 300 teachers from 21 public schools within the constituency.

In partnership with LeadAfrique International – a non-governmental organisation – the Member of Parliament for Tema West, Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah and the Tema GES Directorate, and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, under the Teacher Transformation Programme, sought to enhance the personal effectiveness of teachers in Tema West by providing them with essential life-skills, such as leadership and financial management, which are relevant to their roles as mentors.

“A teacher is a great influencer in the life of a student; a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration to whom the student looks to for guidance, counselling and academic excellence. But unfortunately, little attention is paid to developing the mindset, behaviour and attitude of the teacher. The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, having identified this need, is offering its support to enhance overall development of the teacher,” said Bethel Yeboah, Public Affairs and Communication Manager of the company.

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Over the years, the Coca-Cola System has made significant strides in driving sustainable development, especially in Education, by aligning its interests with those of the communities in which it operates. This has been demonstrated through initiatives such as:

  • Discovery Channel Global Education Programme in 20 schools of Greater-Accra and Kumasi, which benefitted over 500 teachers and 18,000 students.
  • Infrastructure for schools in Guunayili, Northern Region.
  • Built a 6-classroom block with toilet facilities, water storage and a teacher meeting room at Abuti-Teti in the Volta Region.
  • Constructed a multi-purpose hall for the Delany Academy at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
  • Other classroom buildings and refurbishments have occurred in Aburi and Samsa Odumasi as well.

Enhancing the skills of the teacher fits directly into The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana’s broader mission of supporting efforts aimed at creating a sustainable educational sector in the country. The company is committed to creating more value for its consumers, customers and the communities it serves across the country.

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