The 2018/2019 National Service personnel of the Ghana National Grid Company (GRIDCo) have pooled resources to connect the Kewunor Maranatha Basic School, Ada, to the national grid.
The personnel voluntarily imposed levies on their allowances for the electrification project.
Besides, they donated 50 dual desks and other furniture, stationery, ceiling fans and streetlights to the school.
For four years now, National Service personnel assigned to GRIDCo have, out of their own volition, adopted deprived communities and supported them with one developmental project or the other to improve upon the living conditions of the people, which is the fourth batch to adopt a deprived community as their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Welcoming the benevolence of its personnel, GRIDCo has been supporting the vision with finance and logistics to ensure the implementation of the project.
At a brief handing over ceremony, Ruth Abanga, Officer-in-charge of Corporate Social Responsibility at GRIDCo, commended the service personnel for their selfless service and dedication to the Kewunor community, and urged them to continue to touch lives wherever they are posted, while assuring the community of GRIDCo’s support.
The Ada District Director for Education, Ernestina Nyarko, called on staff and pupils of the school to put the facilities to good use for the benefit of the pupils.
She commended GRIDCo and the personnel for their professionalism, while encouraging the pupils to emulate such voluntarism for national development.
On his part, Michael Holoman, Headmaster of the school, assured the team of the judicious use of the facilities, and encouraged the service personnel to visit the school often to interact with the pupils, and also monitor their performance.
The President of the 2018/19 GRIDCo National Service personnel, Famous Daniel Habada, thanked GRIDCo for the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and to serve Ghana.