A group of Africa-American business owners and associates donated 18 laptops, a power station, a projector and screen, worth GH¢38,000 to the Liberty Avenue Cluster of Schools at Adabraka in Accra. The project was sponsored by Isoke Haris, CEO of Mass Mutual and owner of multiple Pizza Hut Franchises in the United States, and daughter Ms. Taryn Haris.

package of laptops, projector, screen and peripherals

This laptops and peripherals will facilitate research work of teachers and enhance their service delivery. The package will also support learning of ICT and help boost performances of some 1,200 students in the following schools:

    • Liberty Avenue ‘1’ Primary School
    • Liberty Avenue ‘2’ Junior High School
    • Liberty ‘3’ Primary School
    • Mantse Tackie 1 & 2 Primary School

President of the Ghana International Chamber of Commerce (GHICC) in Atlanta, Georgia Ms. Matilda Arhin, who is a member of the group, presented the equipment to the ICT center of the Liberty Cluster of Schools in response. Ms Arhin explained that the group was encouraged by the Year of Return initiative when they visited Ghana, stating that there was the need for Ghanaians in the diaspora to provide support for students across the country.

Headmistress of Liberty Avenue ‘2’ JHS Mrs. Beatrice Akumiah commended the group for its kindness in responding swiftly to the school’s call to have the school’s ICT centre stocked with computers. Mrs. Akumiah assured the group that the school would use the computers diligently to facilitate the teaching and learning of ICT.

ICT teacher at the Liberty Avenue ‘2’ JHS Mr. Ishmael Teye Gbenartey described the gift as a timely intervention that would make teaching more effective.

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