Sasso Gives Free Exercise Books And Pens To School Children In Western, Central And Volta Regions

By PLAN Communications
Regional News Some Beneficiaries of the books displaying them
JUL 11, 2016 LISTEN
Some Beneficiaries of the books displaying them

In pursuance of its corporate social responsibility in education, Samara Company Limited, producers of Sasso Insecticide Spray and mosquito coil has presented a total of 30,000 branded exercise books and pens to some pupils in the Western, Central and Volta Regions.

The distribution exercise was carried out on different dates in the three regions between June 14 and June 29, 2016, with each region receiving 10,000 copies of exercise books and pens.

In an interview, the Marketing Manager of Samara Company Limited, Mr. Sedrick Ologo disclosed that the nationwide book distribution is an initiated by the company which started in December 2014.

He said the aim was to equip pupils nationwide with essential learning materials to strengthen their basic education level which he believes is the fulcrum of their entire education life.

Mr. Ologo disclosed that this gesture would be carried out annually in all ten regions as far as Samara Company Limited remains in business, adding that its getting better year after year.

“Last year we gave 10,000 copies of branded exercise books each to the ten regions. This year we have given 10,000 books together with Sasso-branded pens. This tells you that the initiative is getting better and better every year,” Mr. Ologo disclosed.

He urged the beneficiaries of the learning materials to make good use of the items received and also appealed to the teachers to give out their best to the pupils and ensure they take care of the items they have received.

Starting with the Western Region, over four thousand (4,000) pupils from selected schools including Whindo M/A School in the Shama-Ahanta East Municipal Assembly; Great Nabek Academy in Assakea, Bedu Addo Memorial School in Takoradi West District and Nana Badu Bonsu School and Poasi Methodist in New Takoradi.

Others were Tessark School in Sekondi, Nana Nketia Primary School in Esikadu, Peace Royal School in Tarkwa, Essamang Methodist Primary School and Nsuaem Methodist in Tarkwa Nsuaem and St. Francis Basic School in the Agona-Ahanta District.

There was also a durbar held in Mporhor to climax the three-day distribution where pupils in that town and surrounding areas converged to receive some exercise books. Also present were some traditional leaders who graced the occasion and to inculcate into the pupils habits of reading and learning in order for them to be good citizens in future.

Meanwhile in the Central Region, pupils were selected from towns including Agona- Bobikuma, Yamoransa, Anomabo, Mankessim, Elmina, Abura and others.

At a grand durbar held at Victoria Park in the Oguaa Traditional Area, the Oguaamanhene, Osaberima Kwesi Atta II, lauded Sasso for the initiative to support the basic education level of school children in the Central Region.

He said the gesture would go a long way to ensure that each pupil gets the necessary supported needed to make their education meaningful and enjoying, and called on the management of Sasso and other well meaning Ghanaians to do more in that regard.

Addressing a large section of pupils in Mankessim, the President of the Queen Mothers Association of the Central Region, Nana Ama Amissah III, challenged the pupils to put in more effort in their performance in school; and promised some reward packages which only the best pupils would receive.

She said with the provision of free exercise books by Sasso, there was no more excuse for poor performance on the part of the pupils.

Nana Ama Amissah decried the rate at which Mankessim has been touted as the leading town with records of high teenage pregnancy in the Central Region, therefore she advised the female pupils against pre-marital sex and abortion, which is stated was killing most of them.

She also urged them to take care of their reproductive health and to strive to maintain decent speeches at all times.

In the Volta Region, school children in Hohoe, Ho, Sogakope, Aflao, Dzodze, and Akatsi, South Tongu, and Tsiameh received a good number of exercise books and pens.

Beneficiary schools included: Hohoe Musama M/A Basic School, St. Francis College Demo School, Gbi kpeme M/A school, Beverly Hills Academy, Volta School for the Deaf, Ho polytechnic Basic school, JCK Holy Spirit Catholic preparatory School, Anglican school, Tokokoe R/C school, Denu R/C school, Wudoaba basic school, Sogakope EP Basic school, Agorhome R/C Basic school, Dzelukope EP Basic school, Tsiame EP Basic School, Tsiame R/C Basic school and Asadame A/M Zion school.

The exercise was carried out by Sasso in partnership with the 2015 contestants of the Ghana’s Most Beautiful contest; thus Sabina Araba Offah for the Western Region; Vera Esi Safowah for the Central Region and Fafa Bossman for the Volta Region.

Bundles Of Exercise Books Made Ready For DistributionBundles Of Exercise Books Made Ready For Distribution

Mr. Sedrick Ologo, Sasso Marketing Manager Delivering A Speech In The Western RegionMr. Sedrick Ologo, Sasso Marketing Manager Delivering A Speech In The Western Region

ModernGhana Links