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TIGO present street library tent to Social Entrepreneur at Ahwerase
From: Adom News /Ghana          Published On: November 28, 2012, 19:28 GMT
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TIGO present street library tent to Social Entrepreneur at Ahwerase

The Tigo Street Library Tent at Ahwerase

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Tigo Ghana has presented a street library tent to Street Library Ghana at Ahwerase near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.

The presentation was the culmination of the company’s support for the Street Library Project, a partnership with a Social Entrepreneur, Hayford Siaw under the Tigo Reach for Change initiative.

In a short speech, the Brands Manager of Tigo Ghana, Linda Narh noted that the gesture was a reflection of the company’s commitment to children and the youth in Ghana and investing in initiatives that will result in the improvement of their lives.

She noted: “Our children need the opportunity and support to develop to become the future leaders of the nation.

“We at Tigo believe that the Street Library Project will positively impact the lives these young ones.”

The Eastern Territory Manager of Tigo, Stephen Larbi thanked the chiefs and elders of the community for supporting the project and for giving Tigo the opportunity to impact the lives of the children.

The Chief of Ahwerase, on behalf of the elders of the community, expressed his appreciation to Tigo for supporting the project.

He recounted the positive effects of the project on the children as “they are now eager to take a book and read; not play when they return from school.”
After the presentation, some of the children were invited to use the facility and they impressed the large gathering with their reading skills.

The community Imam therefore pledged some chairs towards the project, and the Ewe Chief in the community entreated them to take good care of the facility.

The Street Library Project is one of the projects under Tigo’s Reach for Change campaign.

Reach for Change is one of Tigo’s CSR initiatives meant to unearth and support and empower Social Entrepreneurs who had perfected ideas that will improve the lives of children in communities across the country.

The social entrepreneurs with best ideas will receive financial support, mentoring and business expertise from Tigo to turn these ideas into reality.

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