Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited (GTBank) has commissioned and handed over a fully furnished, state-of-the-art computer laboratory to the Ayi Mensah Basic School in Accra as part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
The school, which was established in September 2006, and currently has a student population of over 700 pupils, had no computers to aid in practical teaching and learning of ICT. Following GTBank’s decision to embark on an ICT drive across the nation, twenty-one (21) desktop computers have been donated to the school.
Speaking at the commissioning and handing over ceremony, the Divisional Head of General Internal Services, GTBank, Iris Richter-Addo stated that the project is to reaffirm the bank’s commitment to equip youngsters with adequate ICT skills.
“We believe that every child has the right to quality education, and with the newly established online curriculum introduced in recent times, we believe this initiative has come at the right time. As a socially responsible entity, we do our best to ensure that we contribute our quota to the development of individuals and institutions in the communities we operate in.”
She further stated, “GTBank is widely known for our prowess in innovation and technology. We hope that by this donation, these future leaders will be prepared for a world that is largely driven by technology.”
Headmaster of Ayi Mensah Basic School, Mr. Essel Ofosu Anto expressed deep appreciation to GTBank for the provision of the computer laboratory.
“This is a dream come true. It started with one phone call to the Managing Director of GTBank who promised that the Bank would assist us in any way they could. Truly, they have made good on their promise and here we are today to witness the handing over of this beautiful edifice. We sincerely appreciate this kind gesture. The success story of our children will forever be linked to GTBank.”
The Ayi Mensah Basic School becomes the fifth basic school to benefit from GTBank’s ICT project initiative, after the Anumle Cluster of Schools, Rev. Fr. Wenders, Bethel AME Zion and Bosomase D/A Basic Schools.
Agnes S. B. Owusu-Affram
Group Head, Corporate Affairs