MTN Foundation inaugurates ICT and Robotics lab at Ebenezer SHS


The MTN Ghana Foundation has inaugurated a multi-purpose ICT library and Robotics lab at Ebenezer Senior High School that will also serve the Dansoman community.

The Dansoman Community Library is the first Secondary School library in Ghana to have a modern integrated ICT Centre and Robotics lab. The Robotics and ICT lab will be a learning resource centre for training students and young people in robotics. The multi-purpose facility was constructed at cost of GH¢770,000 and comprises a 100-seat conventional library area, a 20-seat ICT centre, and a world-class Robotics lab and washrooms.

The CEO of MTN Ghana Selorm Adadevoh said: “When the idea of a modern integrated ICT library and Robotics lab in Dansoman was brought to us at MTN Foundation, I was personally very inspired by it.  We gladly accepted to embark on this project at the Ebenezer Senior High School, because we understand the life-changing opportunities such a facility will bring to the people of Dansoman.

“One of our core mandates is to improve the quality of life for people through appropriate and sustainable interventions in communities where MTN operates,” he added.

On his part, the MTN Foundation Board Chairman, Prof. Franklyn Manu, urged the management and beneficiaries to adopt a good maintenance culture to preserve the facility. He said: “Such a facility will require constant upkeep, maintenance, and replacement of equipment to ensure its longevity”.

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency, commended MTN Ghana Foundation for supporting the school and community with such a modern facility. She said: “I am excited about this project: it is clear from all the success our young people have chalked up that they do not lack talent and ability to succeed. What our young people need are the tools and platforms to showcase what they have. When given the right tools and right skills, our young people can compete and be the best in the world”.


The ceremony was attended by Mr. Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana; Mrs Nabila Williams, a Board Member of MTN Ghana Foundation; Dr. Yaw Okraku-Yirenkyi, a Co-Founder of the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF); Mr.  George Cyril Bray, MCE of Ablekuma West Constituency; Mr. Hayford Siaw, Director of Ghana Library Authority, and other stakeholders

Since MTN Ghana Foundation’s inception in 2007, it has implemented over 150 major projects in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment at a total cost of US$15million. These projects are estimated to have impacted over 4 million people.

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