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CalBank PLC Donates 20 Computers to Pedu A & B Basic School

This gesture forms part of the Bank’s corporate social initiatives to improve upon basic education in deprived communities...

CalBank has donated twenty (20) computers to the Pedu A & B Basic School in the Central Region, Cape Coast. This gesture forms part of the Bank’s corporate social initiatives to improve upon basic education in deprived communities. It would be recalled that, in July this year, the Bank together with United Way Ghana embarked on a community engagement session which promoted financial literacy for 600 young learners at Pedu A&B Basic School. It was during this period that the Bank identified the lack of computers for the students to have practical lessons.

The donation was made on Friday, 28th October 2022, at a brief ceremony in the presence of the cheerful and visibly excited pupils of the school. The computers were received by the headmaster of the school, Mr. Essah Kojo Otoo in the presence of the Metro Chief Inspector, Mr. Philip Nartey; Circuit Supervisor, Mr. Samuel Kortey; Representative from the Pedu Traditional Area, Nana Teddy Quansah; parents, students and teachers at the school.

After presenting the computers and their accessories, the Cape Coast Branch Manager of CalBank, Mr. Eric Asare, admonished the students and the staff to take care of the desktops. “One thing that excites me is the fact that we are all talking about maintenance. I think all of us here can agree that it is here to help us so I’m pleading with all involved to take very good care of the computers,” Mr. Asare emphasized.

The headmaster on behalf of the school thanked CalBank for the kind gesture. He indicated how resourceful this initiative by the Bank will be to the students and help them produce good results just like their counterparts. “Words cannot express our joy, and that of the students when they saw the bank making deliveries of these computers yesterday,” he added.

In his brief remarks, Mr. Philip Nartey (Metro Chief Inspector who represented the District Director of Education) said Government alone cannot provide all these materials to enhance teaching and learning, especially in this digital era, thus, such gestures from the Bank are what everyone expects from other institutions that work within their jurisdiction. “We are very grateful and say a very big thank you to CalBank, the Manager and the staff. We thank you very much for what we are seeing, and we know it would be very beneficial to our kids. God bless you for what you’ve done,” he also added.

Mr. Samuel Kortey (Circuit Supervisor) also lauded the support by the Bank. “We are very happy, and we thank CalBank for this memorable donation. I wish to also underscore and applaud CalBank for setting the space as a new branch in Cape Coast to do what no other existing bank has been able to do. We will subscribe to the bank and encourage all others in the Cape Coast metropolis to also do same,” he emphasized.

Nana Teddy Quansah (Representing the Pedu Traditional area) said, “we are just marveled at this beautiful donation. These machines will help our children apply what they are taught practically and excel in their BECE exams. We will also prioritize the maintenance of these machines. The Pedu Traditional authorities are very grateful to the management of the Bank for blessing our children with these computers, we pray for God blessings for the Bank.”

Speaking on behalf of all the students, Miss Priscilla Arthur appreciated the Bank for their support. “We say a big thank you to CalBank for giving us these computers. We are very happy to see these computers and we promise to study very hard to make the bank proud of our performance in ICT.”





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