SIC Life Savings and Loans has responded to a distress call by the Chief of Adabraka, Nii Tetteh Adjabeng II, to the company to support public schools in the community with teaching and learning materials.
Subsequently, the company has provided more than 4,000 exercise books, pens, pencils, erasers and sharpeners to the Accra Metro Directorate of Education.
Handing over the materials to the school, the Managing Director of SIC Life Savings and Loans, Ms Amma Frimpomaa Dwumah, said as a financial institution, it was interested in the financial independence of individuals and noted that the best way to achieve that was through education.
She said the company was contacted a couple of times by the chief of Adabraka to support schools in the community and, therefore, she decided to heed the call.
“This is our widow’s mite to support the chief in all that he is doing to support education in the community and also to encourage our young ones to grow in knowledge,” she stated.
She also expressed the company’s appreciation for the support it had received from the chief and the community.
The chief of Adabraka, expressed his gratitude to SIC Life Savings and Loans for heeding to his call and also urged other companies operating in the community to follow suit to help improve education in the locality.
As part of this year’s Homowo celebrations, he said he took it upon himself to solicit support from corporate entities operating within Adabraka to improve education in the community.
“We went round all public schools to find out what was hindering education in the community. They raised a lot of issues, key amongst them being the lack of learning materials,” he stated.
Nii Tetteh Adjabeng II also urged the students to learn hard and become responsible citizens who would come back to support the community.
Learning materials key
The Deputy Director, Administration and Finance at the Accra Metro Directorate of Education, Mr Ransford Appiah, speaking on behalf of the director, said learning materials played a very important role in education delivery and, therefore, commended SIC for the support.
He said the donation would go a long way to ensure effective teaching and learning in the schools in the community.