CalBank PLC has commissioned a 3-unit classroom block for the Hodze-Ve Junior High School in the Volta Region. The project which comes at a cost of over GHS 70,000 will benefit the pupils in the Hodze-Ve Junior High School as well as its surrounding communities. The 3-unit classroom block also includes a fully furnished computer laboratory. CalBank also donated 20 computers to facilitate student learning in the school.
The Xornam Foundation earlier this year reached out to CalBank to assist in the construction of the classroom block. The school had been without a classroom block thus teaching and learning was done under a temporary bamboo structure which was in a deplorable state.
Speaking at the ceremony, Managing Director of CalBank PLC Mr Philip Owiredu remarked: “The classroom block comprises of three classrooms and a computer lab equipped with 20 computers to aid the students and teachers in the training of ICT. The world today has become a digital world and we need to support the Ghanaian child to equip themselves with the required ICT skills to enable them to compete.”
He further added: “Today’s key educational focus is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics popularly known as STEM. It is our belief that this support will improve the fortunes of students from this community. CalBank will continue to deliver on our CSI objectives by supporting education in our communities.”
Speaking at the Event, the chief of the area, Torgbe Badasu expressed his profound gratitude to CalBank PLC for the new classroom block. He stated: “A stable environment is essential for raising future generations who will have a good influence on society. The children of Hodze-Ve represent the future, and they require a suitable learning environment in order to become innovative and transformational leaders.”
This project complements the Bank’s other Corporate Social Investments it has undertaken throughout the year.