MTN Ghana Foundation Constructs Over GH¢2M ICT-Robotics Laboratory For Methodist Girls SHS Mamfe

MTN Ghana Foundation Constructs Over GH¢2M ICT-Robotics Laboratory For Methodist Girls SHS Mamfe

  • MTN Ghana Foundation has built and unveiled an ultra-modern Robotics Centre for Methodist Girls Senior High School, Mamfe
  • The GH¢2,280,489 million laboratory will help teach and develop ICT/robotics and enhance STEM education in the school
  • The Robotics Centre is part of MTN’s 25th-anniversary celebration, spurred by the extraordinary successes of the students

MTN Ghana Foundation has constructed and handed over an ultra-modern Robotics Centre to the Methodist Girls Senior High School, Mamfe in the Eastern Region.

The laboratory, constructed at the cost of GH¢2,280,489 million, will aid in the teaching and learning of ICT/robotics and promote STEM education in Mamfe and its surrounding communities.

MTN Ghana Foundation's ICT-Robotics lab for Ghanaian school.
MTN Ghana Foundation builds 100-seater ICT-Robotics laboratory for Methodist Girls SHS, Mamfe. Photo credit: MTN Ghana Foundation.
Source: UGC

The Robotics Centre comprises, among others, a 100-seater hall with partitions for robotics training and practice, a research room with computers for teachers and students, robotics equipment, furniture and internet access.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the immediate past CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, noted that MTN Ghana Foundation's decision to build the Robotics Centre for the school was part of MTN’s 25th-anniversary celebration and was motivated by the unprecedented accomplishments of the students of Methodist Girls Senior High School, Mamfe in STEM and robotics.

“The school’s success has demonstrated that girls can equally excel in STEM with the appropriate guidance, training and environment. We are hopeful that the Robotics Centre will greatly motivate the students to aim high and refuse to feel disadvantaged because of their gender,” he said.
MTN Ghana Foundation builds ICT-Robotics lab for Ghanaian school.
MTN Ghana Foundation constructs 100-seater ICT-Robotics laboratory for Methodist Girls SHS, Mamfe. Photo credit: MTN Ghana Foundation.
Source: UGC

The Foundation Board Chairman, Prof Franklyn Manu, shared highlights of the Foundation’s focus.

“We want to play our part in driving digital and financial inclusion and bring the benefits of technology to everyone. We have dedicated 75% of our annual spend to STEM/ICT-related projects. We are determined to do our best to help tackle Ghana’s widening digital skills gap through impactful projects such as this Robotics Center.”

In his remarks, Hon Charles Acheampong, Deputy Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, who spoke on behalf of the Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, expressed the ministry’s gratitude to the MTN Ghana Foundation for the project. He said the project aligns with the ministry’s objective of promoting STEM education in Ghana.

Front view of the Robotics Center at Methodist Girls SHS.
MTN Ghana Foundation builds 100-seater ICT-Robotics laboratory for Methodist Girls SHS, Mamfe. Photo credit: MTN Ghana.
Source: UGC

Hon John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Minister for Education, commended MTN Ghana Foundation for their immense contributions to Ghana’s educational sector and commitment to equipping female students with digital skills through the Robotics Centre. He advised the students to make good use of the facility.

Osabarima Nana Ansah Sasraku, Mamfehene and Kyidomhene of the Akuapem traditional area, also expressed his gratitude to the Foundation and highlighted the excellent opportunity presented to students within Mamfe to learn ICT and robotics to elevate the standard of education in the community.

Methodist Girls SHS, Mamfe students excited about ICT-Robotics lab by MTN Ghana Foundation.
MTN Ghana Foundation builds 100-seater ICT-Robotics laboratory for Methodist Girls SHS, Mamfe. Photo credit: MTN Ghana.
Source: UGC

In her address, the Headmistress of Methodist Girls SHS, Mamfe, Madam Winifred Siebu Arthur, expressed her gratitude to MTN Ghana Foundation for their kind gesture and assured MTN of their commitment to make the most of the facility.

“With the provision of this facility, Mamfe Methodist Girls is ready for the future”, she emphasised.

The ceremony was attended by the Municipal Chief Executive for Akuapem North, Hon. Barima Asiedu-Larbi, Eastern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Twumasi Ankrah, Right Rev. Dr Asare-Kusi, Methodist Bishop of Koforidua District, MTN Ghana Foundation Board Members, Mr Samuel Koranteng and Mrs Nabila Willaims and executives of MTN Ghana.

British-Ghanaian author Sarah Afua Kittoe builds e-library for school in Tema

In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that Sarah Afua Kittoe, a kindhearted 11-year-old British-Ghanaian author, built an e-library and computer lab for Saint Paul’s Methodist Preparatory School in Tema.

This fulfils a commitment she made at the age of 10 during her first trip to Ghana, which included stops at several media outlets and her father’s alma mater, Saint Paul’s Methodist Preparatory School in Tema, where Kittoe pledged her support.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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