Vivo Energy signs MoU with United Way to promote environmental sustainability


Vivo Energy Ghana, Shell Licencee, and United Way Ghana on the 5th of October 2022 entered a partnership to promote environmental sustainability.

The partnership will focus on creating opportunities through well-structured Environmental Club activities to inspire underprivileged young learners to develop an interest in keeping the environment clean and be innovative in turning recyclable materials into different inventions.

The School Environmental club project is designed to boost the health and academic performance of pupils at the Airport 1&2 Junior High School. This will be attained by improving access to functional handwashing stations, information and resources to create a conducive learning environment and enable the young learners to practice proper waste management.

This initiative will engage pupils, parents, caregivers and teachers in educational activities on the importance of maintaining a good and recreational environment, and its effect on their health, creativity and soundness of mind.

At the signing ceremony, Mr. Felix Kissiedu-Addi – the Executive Director of United Way Ghana said: “The partnership with Vivo Energy Ghana will create opportunities for 500 young learners and 40 teachers to learn from nature, to experiment and gain insights into environmental best practices such as proper waste disposal, sanitation, tree-planting and recycling.

“United Way Ghana appreciates Vivo Energy Ghana for its solidarity and commitment to promote environmental sustainability as a strategic action for a healthier planet by inspiring individuals to care for and preserve the environment.

“Our community investment programmes matter to us because we employ local people and serve local businesses and individuals. We want to create lasting social and economic benefits for these communities, and engage them to earn their respect and trust,” Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Kader Maiga, made known during the signing ceremony.

“Our ability to engage effectively with our neighbours in the communities where we operate, on issues that concern them, is essential to our business. We have over the years demonstrated our commitment to the development of our host communities through sustainable development initiatives, especially in the areas of Environment and Education; and we are happy to partner with United Way Ghana to amplify this commitment,” he said.

In her remarks, Corporate Communications Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs. Shirley Tony Kum, expressed that the Airport Community hosts one of Vivo Energy’s flagship service stations, and it is only prudent for the company to educate pupils and teachers at Airport 1&2 Junior High School to help them adopt behaviour that will safeguard the environment, improve education and consequently promote both a better quality of life and a sustainable future for the pupils and our society.

The partnership is in line with United Way Ghana and Vivo Energy Ghana’s strategic intervention to improve access to quality education. It also contributes to attainment of the 4th, 6th, 13th, 14th and 17th Sustainable Development Goals – namely Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, and Partnerships for the Goals.

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