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Vivo Energy Ghana launches Green4Clean School's Renewable Energy Project

Education Vivo Energy Ghana launches Green4Clean School's Renewable Energy Project
WED, 29 MAY 2024 LISTEN

Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive distributor and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants has officially launched what it is calling Green4Clean School's Renewable Energy Project.

The project which has been initiated in partnership with the United Way Ghana and Academic City University College was launched on Wednesday, May 29, at La Enobal Basic School.

The project according to Vivo Energy Ghana shows a commitment to shape young minds to help achieve a more sustainable future through practical environmental sustainability initiatives.

The Vivo Energy Ghana schools' renewable energy project seeks to empower and provide students with an in-depth understanding of various renewable energy sources, including solar energy.

As part of the launch, Vivo Energy Ghana presented solar lamps to all final-year students of La Enobal Basic School and La Presby Primary School A & B as they prepare towards their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in July.

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The solar lamps are to help mitigate the impact of the power outages (dumsor), allowing the pupils to focus on their studies and perform better in their exams.

In a speech on behalf of Vivo Energy Ghana Managing Director Kader Maiga, Madam Shirley Tony Kum who is the Corporate Communications Manager at the company stressed that the new project embodies their interest in education, sustainability, and community empowerment to shape a brighter future for communities

“Vivo Energy Ghana believes in the power of education as a catalyst for change. Gloria Reuben, actress and environmental activist once said, "A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future." To demonstrate our stewardship to the environment, we are taking a significant step forward by investing in our mission to empower young minds to cultivate a culture of environmental sustainability.

“Under the theme, building a sustainable future, the Green4Clean project seeks to empower and provide students with an in-depth understanding of various renewable energy sources, including solar clergy,” Madam Shirley Tony Kum said.

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She admonished all final-year students of La Enobal Basic School and La Presby Primary A&B to take good care of their lamps, urging them to put the lamps to good use so they pass the BECE with flying colours.

She further expressed appreciation to the management and staff of Academic City University College, United Way Ghana, the Director of Education of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Madam Habiba Kotomah, the headmasters and teachers of La Enobal Basic School, and La Presby Primary A&B for the collaboration towards the project.

In an address at the launch, the headteacher of La Enobal Basic School, Mr. Michael K. Odonkor on behalf of the school and the headteachers of La Presby Primary A&B extended their profound gratitude to Vivo Energy Ghana and its partners for bringing the project to their school.

He said the schools led by their teachers will play their part in making the project successful.

“We are committed to fostering a culture of awareness towards a sustainable future….We have to prepare our students not only for academic success but the challenges they will face in the changing world.

“We will use this opportunity to work and contribute towards a green future…We thank all stakeholders for bringing us this opportunity…Let’s work together to contribute to the well-being of our planet,” Mr. Michael K. Odonkor said.

On her part, the Educational Director of Education of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Madam Habiba Kotomah lauded Vivo Energy Ghana for the investment to bring Green4Clean School's Renewable Energy Project to life.

She assured of her office’s support in the project and urged the final-year students to make good use of their lamps to succeed in their upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination.

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More about Green4Clean School's Renewable Energy Project.

The Green4Clean project has a three-pronged approach to implementation: - awareness creation, empowerment, and resourcing. Awareness creation by equipping the students with in-depth knowledge and skills needed to harness renewable energy sources through workshops and presentations, hands-on projects, awareness campaigns and field trips.

Empowering the students to be able to make informed decisions with regards to environmental sustainability through project competitions and resourcing the implementing partners, the United Way Ghana and beneficiary schools with the needed tools and materials to help achieve the project goals.

With the introduction of innovative educational programmes and practical demonstrations, Vivo Energy Ghana through the Green4Clean project aims to inspire the next generation to embrace sustainable energy solutions and raise awareness about the environmental challenges and importance of adopting sustainable energy practices within the school and broader community.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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