ASA Savings and Loans has extended it Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) gesture to Bepoase R/C Basic School in Sekyere South District, and Tanoso Anglican Cluster of Schools in the Atwima-Nwabiagya Municipal of the Ashanti Region.
At Tanoso Anglican school, 50 pieces of mono desk, two teachers’ office desk as well as two office chairs were donated. Also, at Bepoase R/C basic school, 200 pieces of 50kg bags of cement, two trips of sand, 1/2ton of 14mm iron rods, 25pieces of 3/8 rods, and a bundle of binding wire were donated to help with the completion of a 10-unit classroom block.
The Branch Manager of Agona-Kona ASA Savings and Loans branch of company, Mr Mcjohn Kwarteng entreated the school authorities to put the building materials to good use and assured the school of more assistance going forward.
These donations were put together and presented to the schools after a media reportage revealed the dilapidated state under which pupils were being taught at Bepoase R/C basic school. At Tanoso Anglican Cluster of Schools, the headmaster Mr Benjamin Amoako said, the lack of adequate desks hampered increase in enrolment and a serene atmosphere for effective teaching and learning.
The CSR Manager of the company, Mr Richard Nartey said the company is fully committed to bridging the infrastructure gap of public basic schools, both in urban and rural areas. “Our main goal as a company’s is to assist government and communities in the country in providing quality education for all,’’ he added.
Receiving the items on behalf of Bepoase R/C basic, the Headteacher, Bertha Dapaah Asuamaah said the donation had come at the right time and is going to help with the completion of the 10-unit classroom block under construction. “We entreat philanthropists, benevolent organizations to assist in any form to complete the project. This, she noted will prevent the looming danger the existing infrastructure.
Mr. Cudjoe Asiedu Mensah, Tanoso Branch Manager of the Company reminded the school authorities to help maintain the items to serve it intended purpose.