TechnipFMC Ghana supports Twin City Special School with Astro turf pitch, playground


TechnipFMC Ghana Limited has inaugurated an ultra-modern Astro-turf sports field and playground built for the Twin City Special School for children with intellectual disability at Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region.

The project was funded by TechnipFMC, and forms part of the company’s Sustainability Goals as well as its Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) pillars.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Country Manager for Ghana and Equatorial Guinea at TechnipFMC, Shaun Watson, said the company is committed to its sustainability goals and believes in supporting communities in which they operate. He added that the pitch will contribute greatly to the education of kids in the school.

“This project is in line with TechnipFMC’s Sustainability Goals as well as our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) pillars. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and is one of our core foundational beliefs. At TechnipFMC, sustainability transcends simply acting responsibly. We are fully committed to supporting the communities where we live and work.

“This project will have a significantly positive impact on the education children receive at the school, as they learn through play. It is also in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals to ensure that children all over the world have access to inclusive, quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities. We are proud to acknowledge that this project achieves that,” Mr. Watson noted.

The Member of Parliament for Takoradi constituency and Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, mentioned that the project will have great benefits to the quality of education received by the children and praised TechnipFMC for the great initiative.

The Chief of Essipun, Nana Kofi Abuna V, also indicated that the project is a unique one that will go a long way in transforming the school; and will again encourage many parents to bring their special kids to school.

The Metro Director of Ghana Education Service, Mrs. Sally Nelly Coleman, and Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Crescentia Bilson-Sai, thanked the company for its initiative and presented to it with a citation showing their appreciation.

The ceremony was climaxed with exciting fun games, as the kids entertained everyone present with cultural performances, choreographed dances and a mini-exhibition where handicrafts were displayed.

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