Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants has donated stationaries, school bags and beverages to the Greater Accra Regional Education Office of the Ghana Educational Service (GES) to support the government’s ‘My First Day at School’ Programme.
The donation by Vivo Energy Ghana aligns with the company’s commitment to education and its goal of making a real and lasting impact in the communities in which it operates.
My First Day at School is an annual event by the GES at the beginning of each academic year to welcome new entrants into Kindergarten (KG), as well as those who are transitioning to the mainstream school system at Basic One, at the various District and Regional Education Directorates.
The items donated included exercise books, pencils, erasers, crayons, school bags, bottles of water, and natural fruit juice which will be distributed to over 1,800 pupils across the Region’s twenty-nine (29) Metros, Municipalities, and Districts.
“My First Day at School is a memorable experience for both pupils and parents, and as a company, we are committed to supporting this initiative by the GES. We are happy to do this for the pupils and put some smiles on their faces,” says Mr. Kader Maiga, Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana.
Representatives from the GES, Mr. Charles Arhin, Head of Inspectorate Unit, and Mrs. Suzanne Kennedy, Basic and Early Childhood School Regional Coordinator who received the items on behalf of the Greater Accra Regional Director, conveyed their appreciation to Vivo Energy Ghana for supporting this programme annually and called on other cooperate bodies to support the initiative.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the management and staff of Vivo Energy Ghana for their continuous support over the years and we are confident that this donation will go a long way to support the school children especially new entrants,” they said.
Every year, Vivo Energy Ghana supports the Ghana Education Service with school supplies as part of the company’s commitment to promoting Sustainable Development Goal 4, of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Management and staff of the company attended this year’s event, which was held at the Vivo Energy Ghana head office in Cantonments.