SweetBerry Ranch, an indigenous beverage production company, has extended its support to the Dzolo Gbogame Evangelical Presbyterian Basic School by providing ceiling fans to enhance classroom comfort.
The company, which started its operations in the Dzolo community this year, is owned by natives who had attended the school and recognized the importance of providing a conducive learning environment for the children.
During a recent visit, Mr Sena Kerl Tsahey, CEO of SweetBerry Ranch, observed students lining up desks near classroom windows to catch some air and was deeply moved to take immediate action.
The company donated 10 ceiling fans and GH¢1,000 to assist with their installation, emphasizing that continuous support for education, especially at the basic level, is crucial, and SweetBerry Ranch is committed to fulfilling its responsibility.
As the company advances its vision of creating job opportunities for the community and beyond, Mr Tsahey announced plans to establish a scholarship scheme.
“This is only the beginning; more good things will follow as the company grows,” he stated.
The headmaster of the school, Mr Victor Klu, shared the challenges faced by learners and teachers due to the hot weather and lack of ceiling fans, which forced them to seek shade under trees on the school compound. He expressed gratitude for the timely support.
A teacher from the school assisted in contacting SweetBerry Ranch, and Mr Klu mentioned that the company generously decided to provide two fans per classroom instead of the initially requested one, ensuring effective air conditioning.
Mr Senyo Akati, the PTA Organiser of the school, expressed his appreciation for the company's assistance, highlighting its positive impact on teacher motivation and overall educational delivery.
He also took the opportunity to draw the attention of stakeholders to the need for improved French literacy in the border community, requesting literacy materials for the language.
Mr. Jonathan Ackah, the Head of the JHS school who witnessed the presentation, expressed his gratitude and suggested that the company extend its support to the upper basic establishment as well, to further enhance the entire basic education setup in the area.
The headmaster of the basic school, which has a total of 202 pupils, shared that the school is currently lacking a canteen space and emphasized the need for a modern toilet facility, as the existing KVIP has been subjected to community abuse.
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