Vivo Energy Ghana donates towards GES ‘My First Day at School’ Programme

Vivo Energy Ghana donates towards GES 'My First Day at School' Programme
Vivo Energy Ghana donates towards GES 'My First Day at School' Programme

Africa-Press – Ghana. Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants has donated stationary, school bags and beverages to the Greater Accra Regional Education Office of the Ghana Educational Service (GES) to support the government’s ‘My First Day at School’ Programme.

The donation  aligns with the company’s commitment to education and its goal of making a real and lasting impact in the communities in which it operates.

My First Day at School is an annual event by the GES at the beginning of each academic year to welcome new entrants into Kindergarten (KG), as well as those transitioning to the mainstream school system at Basic One, at the various District and Regional Education Directorates.

A statement signed by Shirley Tony Kum, Corporate Communications Manager of the company and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the items included; exercise books, pencils, erasers, crayons, school bags, bottles of water, and natural fruit juice which will be distributed to over 1,800 pupils across the Region’s twenty-nine (29) Metropolitans, Municipalities, and Districts.

“My First Day at School is a memorable experience for both pupils and parents, and as a company, we are committed to supporting this initiative by the GES. We are happy to do this for the pupils and put some smiles on their faces,”  Mr. Kader Maiga, Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana said.

Representatives from the GES, Mr. Charles Arhin, Head of Inspectorate Unit, and Mrs. Suzanne Kennedy, Basic and Early Childhood School Regional Coordinator who received the items on behalf of the Greater Accra Regional Director, conveyed their appreciation to Vivo Energy Ghana for supporting the programme annually and called on other corporate bodies to support the initiative.

“We will like to express our gratitude to the management and staff of Vivo Energy Ghana for their continuous support over the years and we are confident that this donation will go a long way to support the school children especially new entrants,” they said.

Every year, Vivo Energy Ghana supports the Ghana Education Service with school supplies as part of its commitment to promoting Sustainable Development Goal 4, of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Management and staff of the company attended this year’s event, which was held at the Vivo Energy Ghana head office in Cantonments. Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuel storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 232 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores and employs 150 people.

The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety and operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa with a network of over 2,400 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands.

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