Ghana’s GNPC Foundation Delivered Furnished Infrastructure to Schools and Community

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On Saturday, the GNPC Foundation of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) delivered fully furnished infrastructure to several schools and a community in the Central Region

The furnished infrastructure delivered by the GNPC Foundation included various facilities. These consisted of a 31-seater sanitary structure specifically designed for girls at the Ghana National College in Cape Coast. Additionally, a 12-unit sanitary structure equipped with a borehole and facilities for people with disabilities was constructed in Abor, located in the Ekumfi District.

Furthermore, the initiative encompassed a 160-bed capacity girls’ dormitory accompanied by a 12-seater sanitary unit for Mando Senior High School and Technical School. Additionally, a five-chamber Science Laboratory with an ICT center capable of accommodating over 500 students was established for Bisease SHS in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) District

In addition to the mentioned projects, the GNPC Foundation has been actively involved in constructing six-unit classroom blocks in several other schools since 2018. These schools include Mosano SHS, Effutu SHS, Assin North SHS, Komenda SHS, Dunkwa SHS, and Abakrampa SHS.

Furthermore, the Foundation has extended its support to Mankesim SHS, Swedru SHS, Gomoa German SHS, Assin Jakai Junior High School (JHS), Ankafo JHS, St. Peter’s Catholic JHS, Assin Nyankmasi JHS, and Kuntenase Presby JHS by constructing six-unit classroom blocks in each of these institutions.

The establishment of these structures was initiated upon receiving requests to the GNPC Foundation, the corporate social responsibility division of the Corporation, which aims to enhance the welfare of individuals throughout the country.

Making a Difference in Ghana’s Development through  Furnished Infrastructure delivered by GNPC Foundation

Concluding the commissioning tour at a ceremony held in Mando, Dr. Dominic Eduah, the Executive Director of the GNPC Foundation, emphasized that the Foundation’s activities are guided by three main areas of focus: environment and social amenities, education and training, and economic empowerment

Through these efforts, the Foundation aims to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Ghanaians, recognizing the significance of providing quality education and maintaining a clean environment. The Foundation firmly believes that every Ghanaian, regardless of their location, should benefit from the revenue generated by the oil industry.

Dr. Dominic Eduah highlighted the crucial role of education as a catalyst for national development. Consequently, the Foundation is actively investing in the education sector to ensure that it is accessible to every Ghanaian child

In addition to its endeavors in the education sector, the Foundation has made significant contributions by awarding 7,300 scholarships to Ghanaian students. Notably, 320 of these students are pursuing specialized courses in fields such as medicine, among others, which have not yet garnered significant interest from universities in Ghana. These students are committed to returning to their communities to apply their knowledge and skills.

Out of the total number of scholarships, around 320 are granted to postgraduate students, while 200 are awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in specialized courses that have not attracted much attention from Ghanaian universities.

Moreover, as part of the Foundation’s initiative to promote environmental cleanliness, Dr. Eduah mentioned that the organization has constructed 800 water systems across the country. A significant portion, approximately 70 percent, of these systems have been implemented in the northern region of Ghana.

Dr. Eduah further emphasized that the GNPC Foundation’s livelihood empowerment program, known as the Skilled Artisan Project (SAP), is set to graduate approximately 2,000 artisans. The Foundation has sponsored their training at the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), enabling them to acquire certificates and craftsmanship in their respective fields.

These artisans have undergone apprenticeships in various vocational skills such as plumbing, fashion design, carpentry, auto-mechanics, general electrical work, hairdressing, interior designing and decoration, and aluminum fabrication. In August, the beneficiaries of the program will officially graduate and receive support to start their own businesses.

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