Vodafone Ghana has marked its annual Ashanti Month celebrations with a free digital education and health screening activities.
Through its charity arm, Vodafone Foundation, the company engaged over 6,000 students in five schools in the region with its flagship digital educational platform, Instant Schools.
A release issued by the company yesterday[June 15, 2022] said, “Through Instant Schools, Vodafone Ghana provides access to essential educational resources, including subjects such as Maths and Science, from primary to secondary school levels.
“The content is accessible via mobile phones for free, which benefits children who do not have access to traditional schooling.”
The release said besides the e-learning activity, the Vodafone Foundation collaborated with doctors and nurses of the Tafo Government Hospital to provide free health screening, medical testing, consultations and medication to over 300 natives of the Kumasi Tafo community and its environs.
“The healthcare professionals screened primarily for sickle cell, and also for other medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis B, and HIV. The Vodafone Foundation also registered people for national health insurance as well as donated some items to the hospital,” it said.
Speaking at the event, Dr Mrs Stella Agyenim-Boateng, Board Director of the Vodafone Foundation, explained that the foundation was undertaking many impactful interventions in the region during Ashanti Month — from education to health and the environment.
Expanding on the theme, Vodafone Ghana’s Director for Legal and External Affairs, Geta Striggner-Quartey said, “Each year, we increase the impact of our support and tailor our programmes to address the pressing issues of the region.”
For his part, the Head of the Vodafone Foundation, Reverend Amaris Nana Adjei Perbi, said schools that benefited from the Vodafone e-learning platform included Asanteman SHS, Kumasi Anglican SHS, Kumasi Wesley Girls SHS and Kumasi Academy.