As part of its give-back-to-society agenda, using its Monthly Donation Platform, Melcom Care Foundation, the Social and Charity Division of the Melcom Group of Companies, is supporting three institutions and a student to enhance education, health and environmental protection in Ghana.


The beneficiary institutions are Miss Earth Organization, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and Elivava Productions while the student hails from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).


Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, Director of Communications, Melcom Group of Companies, who made these known at a ceremony in Accra, yesterday, said for the month of April 2016, Melcom Care Foundation was supporting the Environmental Awareness Project embarked upon by the Miss Earth Organization.


Mr Avenorgbo said Melcom Care Foundation was pleased to be associated with the hosting in Ghana by Sylvia Commodore, Miss Earth Ghana, of Miss Earth Queens from India, Fiji, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Trinidad and Tobago.


In addition, he said, in line with its agenda to support education and health in Ghana, Melcom Care Foundation was sponsoring Miss Victoria Marfowaa Adom-Afrifa, a medical student of KNUST, to undertake a five-year Medical School Elective Programme at the Regensburg University Hospital in Germany.


Under the sponsorship package, he said, Melcom Care Foundation’s support for Miss Adom-Afrifa, totalling one thousand United States dollars (US $1,000), would cover tuition, health insurance and airport tax.


Furthermore, Mr Avenorgbo said, in response to an appeal from the Board of KBTH, Melcom Care Foundation was also donating five thousand Ghana cedis (GHC5, 000) as seed money for the establishment of a Trust Fund for KBTH.


He said Melcom Care Foundation was also presenting a quantity of exercise books, pencils, pens, erasers, crayons, sharpeners and colour pencils to Elivava Productions, a company which, in the month of March 2016, he said, had engaged in a charity concert, the proceeds of which were used to support primary education and other poverty alleviation projects.


Mr Avenorgbo pledged Melcom Care Foundation’s commitment to meeting its targeted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) needs of Ghanaians, adding that Melcom’s CSR activities should be seen as a duty rather than a favour.


Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)

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