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Karpowership Ghana Company Limited, for the second consecutive year, has offered scholarship to 102 brilliant-but-needy students in the Tema Manhean Community.
The beneficiaries were selected across five different schools: Manhean Presbyterian Primary A and B schools, Manhean Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) Junior High School (JHS) 1 and 2 schools, and the Manhean Community Primary School.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Sandra Amarquaye, Communication Specialist for Karpowership Ghana, said the act was carried out in consonance with Karpowership’s objective of addressing the educational needs of school children in its catchment area, while meeting the energy needs of the country.
“At Karpowership, we have adopted the culture of extending a hand to the communities in which we operate, and the field of education is one area we hold dear,” she said.
“Knowing fully well that some brilliant students quit school due to lack of resources, we have taken it upon ourselves to see to the education of such students,” she added.
Last year, Karpowership, in addition to offering the scholarship, distributed school supplies to about 2,000 students of the Manhean Cluster of Schools.
The company also adopted the Manhean JHS Computer Laboratory and furnished it with 30 computers and everything needed to make a modern computer laboratory functional.
The head teachers of the various schools expressed gratitude for the gesture.
They explained that the beneficiaries of the bursary scheme are conscious of the opportunity given them, so they constantly put in the effort to keep up their grades, in order to remain beneficiaries of the scheme.
“We are grateful for the stand Karpowership has taken on education,” said Ransford Nunoo, Headmaster of Manhean TMA JHS 1.
“Last year, you helped our students, and some of them have graduated to the next cycle of their education. But for Karpowership, some students may not have gone through the academic year.”
Louis Ago Mensah, a parent of one of the beneficiaries, also expressed her excitement about the work Karpowership has been doing in the community.
“Karpowership is really doing well in our community,” she said. “I am happy that my son and other children can be in school because of the scholarship. I pray that they continue to do this for the children because they are the future of the nation.”
Since the commencement of its operations in Ghana in 2015, Karpowership has been supporting the Tema community in the areas of education, health and economic empowerment.
The company is committed to supplying sustainable and affordable electricity to Ghana.