The Corporate and Investment Banking Team at Absa Bank Ghana has donated 100 sets of desktop computers and accessories to the Kressner Children’s Home School in Amasaman and the St. Anthony Catholic School in Tantra Hill.
The project which cost GHs70,000 to refurbish and provide desktop computers to the two schools was aimed at supporting over 200 students to become digitally savvy and abreast through the teaching and learning of Information Communication and Technology (ICT).
At a short handing over ceremony, Mrs. Ellen Ohene-Afoakwa, Regional Corporate Director, West Africa at Absa Bank said the donation forms part of the bank’s Force for Good agenda which encourages employees to play a shaping role in society.
“As a digitally-led bank with an African heartbeat, Absa is passionate about the education and digital skills development of young people hence the need for us to contribute our quota to the promotion of digital literacy and inclusion in Ghana,” said Mrs. Ohene-Afoakwa.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has truly redefined our way of learning, working, and way of life. We, therefore, thought it expedient to equip these two schools with computers to enhance the teaching and learning of ICT,” she added.
According to Mrs. Ohene-Afoakwa, this is to show the bank’s commitment to promoting education and skills development by empowering the youth to become relevant to the changing needs of the world.
On his part, the Priest in Charge of Kressner Children’s Home School, Rev. Father Patrick Quarcoopome expressed gratitude to Absa Bank for the kind gesture.
Rev. Quarcoopome indicated that the support from Absa Bank will go a long way to complement the school’s efforts in helping the students embrace basic digital skills.
Authorities of the two schools promised to put the computer equipment to good use to the benefit of the students who will get a first-hand feel of ICT learning.