SMT supports Klaas Haven Montessori School in Ghana with scholarships
In alignment with its core values “caring, daring, sharing” SMT Ghana supported Klaas Haven Montessori School, painting the entire school building and offering scholarship packages, which will cover the full tuition and feeding of 6 brilliant students.
Staff members also donated stationery and other learning materials to the school. Veronica buckets and their accessories were also presented as part of the company’s commitment to fight against coronavirus in the country.
Top Executives of SMT Ghana were present to hand over the scholarship packages and the items:
- Felix Ofosu-Kontoh – Sales Director
- Leonardo Aguiar – Technical Director
- Godfred Sessah-Johnson – Health & Safety Manager
- Beatrice Oduru-Afranie – HR Director
- Hilda Peasah – Marketing Manager
Speaking on behalf of the SMT team, Hilda Peasah, reiterated that the donation formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility. This initiative aimed at giving back to society especially the communities within its operational areas. “Being part of the SMT Africa Group, with our core values as caring, daring and sharing when the school contacted us for support we didn’t hesitate. Education is one of the key factors of development. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without investing in its human capital. That is why SMT Ghana takes pride in supporting education. We recently started with our Volvo Truck traffic safety campaign dub: ‘Stop, Look and Wave’, to give school children the opportunity to better understand how trucks operate in traffic. We move around schools to educate the kids on the road safety and make donations as well to them.”
A day worth remembering
Receiving the donation, Christoph Edem Kobla Damalie, owner of the school thanked SMT Ghana for the gesture. He urged Corporate Ghana to emulate in ensuring Government gets the adequate support to promote education in the country.
He recalled that Klaas Haven Montessori School was established in 2000. The objective consists of inculcating human rights into the educational system. Therefore, kids will not have to wait to get old before understanding basic societal issues.
Christoph Kobla Damalie, said: “Before we started this school, Kasoa was not developed like today so there were so many girls and boys moving around without schooling. I am happy we have made an impact in terms of education here in this community. We are happy SMT Ghana is here to provide the necessary support and to be part of this success story. Education is vital especially the basic education because if the foundation is not strong then the whole structure will be weak.”
It was a day worth remembering as the kids entertained the SMT team with songs and artistic display. Godfred Sessah-Johnson, Health & Safety Manager of SMT Ghana took the kids through a practical demonstration on the safer use of roads by pedestrians. The kids were also oriented on the basic road safety practices.
Most of the parents of the scholarship beneficiaries who spoke to the press were excited about the offer. They thanked SMT Ghana for giving their kids hope for the future.