Published: 30 May 2017 Source: University Relations Office (URO)
The Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the Charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, has donated an amount of fifty thousand cedis (¢50,000) to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Foundation.
Presenting the cheque on behalf of Vodafone, Angela Mensah-Poku, Director of Commercial and Business, indicated that the Vodafone Foundation through its parent company have supported sustainable initiatives that drive social change, improve people’s lives and solve pressing social needs.
They believe that mobile communications can help address some of the world’s compelling humanitarian needs and improve living conditions. KNUST as a partner and a great customer in transforming lives through quality education and embarking on a similar cause through its Foundation deserves to be supported hence the donation.
Ms. Mensah-Poku stated that Vodafone has partnered the university in diverse ways through the award of scholarships especially to the College of Engineering, recruitment and internship placement for students, the establishment of the Vodafone Cafe and ICT Centre and shops.
Vodafone as the internet service provider for the University was therefore giving back to KNUST. She also used the occasion to introduce management to some of the products and business solutions by her outfit. She and her team encouraged the University to patronise other products especially the Vodafone Cash which offers convenience and returns on commissions and interest.
Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, the Vice-Chancellor, receiving the donation thanked Vodafone and stated that the University recognises the contributions and support by them. He stated that as a partner over the years, Vodafone could assist the University increase student enrolment by providing video conferencing and other internet aided learning platforms to help facilitate the teaching of large students. He also appealed for the extension of internet to students living outside campus.
Prof. Obiri-Danso further appealed to the donors to help support his initiative of “on site miniature projects” to help students come out with innovative technological designs and products. He hoped corporate bodies and individuals would donate money for prizes for students who compete and win in the challenge come next year.
Vodafone Ghana was represented by Raphael Tawiah, Alex kwapong, Frederick Amonoo and Freda Baffoe.
Established in 2009, the Vodafone Ghana Foundation also provides a formal process for charitable contributions to be made to communities, community groups and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Ghana who are key partners in responding to social and economic development issues in the country. The vision of the Foundation is to be regarded as the most caring Telco brand in Ghana, by empowering and giving access to tools and facilities that support sustainable social change.