The Vodafone Ghana Foundation payed GHS9,510 in school fees for five students in need of assistance at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) for the 2020/21 academic year. The assistance was part of Vodafone Ghana’s strategy to improve lives and communities through education. Beneficiaries were students who “genuinely” could not afford to pay their fees.

In remarks at the giving event, Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation Rev. Amaris Adjei Perbi said the support reflected Vodafone Ghana’s commitment to empowering and transforming society through education. Rev. Perbi explained that the support was consistent with the Foundation’s Kindred Partnership Project, which was launched recently to support sustainable initiatives that drive drive social change, improve lives and solve pressing social needs.

“We are excited to assist some students of GIJ with funds so they can continue their studies. We are also poised to maintain a long-term relationship with the school by providing the needed support in various projects and initiatives as a way to facilitate quality tertiary education in Ghana.”

Rev. Amaris Adjei Perbi | Head, Vodafone Ghana Foundation

The Rector of Ghana Institute of Journalism Prof. Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo commended Vodafone Ghana Foundation for the gesture and hoped the support set the tone for more fruitful engagements between the two institutions. Mr Okine, an alum of GIJ, advised beneficiaries of the school fees grant to take their studies seriously and produce good grades in appreciation of the gesture and pave the way for more support in the future.