At a presentation ceremony held today, Wednesday, 17th March 2021 at the Forecourt of Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Madam Amanda Effe Martinson who represented Nestle Business Services said on the 23rd of November last year, they received a letter from 2020 Ghana Most Outstanding Teacher, Mr. Asomani Asante soliciting for computers and computer based devices to support five deprived schools within the Tema Metropolis.
She added, having analysed the content of his proposal and his aspiration to help Ghanaian children learn digitally, a team from Nestle together with a team from the Tema Metro Education Directorate including Mr Asomani Asante visited the schools he intended to solicit assistance for.
In addition she said, this activity was done on Thursday, 5th January 2021 and that has culminated in this gathering here "Today to present 50 laptops and 100 desktop computers to support the 2020 Most Outstanding Teacher’s educational project and vision to helping less endowed schools with ICT education”.
In the acceptance speech and acknowledgement of receipt of the donation, Mr. Eric Asomani Asante said, “I am so excited to witness this short ceremony today. It has always been my dream to help and promote IT learning and technology integration in education in Ghanaian schools".
In addition he said, few days after his award as the Most Outstanding Teacher in 2020, he wrote and submitted a proposal to a number companies to solicit for support for the construction of ICT and Science Lab complex and acquisition of computers and computer-based devices to assist other less endowed schools.
"I am so happy and excited for the donation received from Nestle Business Services; though it is among the few companies who received the proposal not long ago".
Mr.Asomani Asante added, on behalf of the Educational Project Committee, headed by the Tema Metro Director of Education (Mrs. Bernice Ofori), "I say thank you for the kind gesture done me and thousands of Ghanaian children who are going to benefit from this donation".
"I and the Project Committee want to assure you of a purposeful usage of the computers" he stated.
Further, he thanked Nestle Ghana and commended them for their kind gesture and the enthusiasm shown in supporting and promoting IT learning in Ghana.
Again he further showed appreciation to the following organisations; The Southern Ghana Union of Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Meridian Ghana Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Community Six SDA Church, Community Three SDA Church and Community Twelve SDA church for their financial support they have given him towards the construction of the Science and ICT Lab Complex at Akuase SDA Basic School.
"I'm taking this opportunity to appeal to all well-meaning Ghanaians and other corporate organisations to come and support me to be able to complete the ICT and Science Complex at Akuase".
According to the 2020 Most Outstanding Teacher, the beneficiary Schools of these laptops and computers are:
1. Chemu Secondary School
2. Naylor SDA Basic School
3. Community 7 No.1 Basic school
4. Manhean TMA Basic Schools
5. Akuase SDA Basic School
The Tema Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Felix Nii Anang-La and the Tema Metro Education Director, Mrs. Bernice Ofori who were in attendance commended Mr. Eric Asomani Asante for the good initiatives he has embarked on.
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