BOST distributes 100,000 books to basic schools in Northern, Savannah Regions
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) has began the distribution of some one hundred thousand (100,000) exercise books to basic schools in the Savannah and Northern Regions.
About 54 basic schools in all are expected to benefit from the gesture in the two regions.
Buipe D/A Primary School in the Central Gonja district of the Savannah Region was the first to receive the books and a digital projector to enable effective teaching and learning.
The donation is accordance with the sustainable development goal 4 which talks about quality education for all by 2030.
Some children drop out of school mostly in rural communities due to lack of learning materials to help in their studies.
The Corporate Responsibility Officer of BOST, Mr. Yaw Antwi Dadzie, who did the presentation on Tuesday (January 17, 2023) told journalists in an interview that the gesture was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility to the communities.
He mentioned that about 19,000 school children from the 54 schools expected to benefit from the donation.
Mr. Antwi stressed that the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company was committed to help improve the standard and quality of education in their operational areas.
"BOST is committed to promote quality teaching and lerning in our operational communities” he emphasized.
For his part, the Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Salifu Natogmah, disclosed the company has over the years fully sponsored several brilliant but needy students within their operational areas to further their education in engineering.
Paramount Chief of the Buipe traditional area, Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor II in his remarks when the BOST officials paid a courtesy call on him said education was the best investment one could bequeath to a child and further thanked the company for the gesture.
He added the donation was timely as schools were reopening and parents are expected to provide learning materials for their wards to begin the new academic calendar.
Headmistress of the Buipe D/A primary school, Madam Abiba Yakubu commended BOST for the donations.
According to her, the donation has come at the right time since some parents were struggling to buy books for their wards.
Madam Abiba said the donation would go along to motivate the students to put up their best in class.
Credit: The Custodian