Business News of Thursday, 13 June 2019
Management of ZEN Petroleum Limited, a wholly Ghanaian owned Oil Marketing Company, has offered a $50,000.00 support to Teach for Ghana (TFG), a not-for-profit organisation, to improve on reading and learning of mathematics among school children.
Findings from a research conducted by the Centre for Universal Education of Brookings based on data from multiple regional and national assessments showed that 21.1 per cent of Ghanaian school children were not effectively learning reading and 43.1 per cent were not effectively learning Mathematics.
A statement issued in Accra from Management of ZEN to the Ghana News Agency to announce the partnership between the two organisations said the collaboration would be the focus of the Company’s ‘ZEN to Community’ social intervention programmes for 2019.
It said ZEN would support the vision by donating a pesewa per litre (1L,1P) of Retail volumes to TFG, which took effect from September 2018.
Mr Kwabena Yeboah, ZEN Human Resource Director, commenting on the partnership said “we are inundated with several requests to sponsor many worthy social causes, and it is always a challenge trying to balance our instinctive desire to assist with the need to exercise due diligence and a contribution that makes the best possible impact.”
He said the Company was excited to have finally settled on a partner, who already had a great and verifiable track record in their field.
“Education has always been important to us, and TFG offers us an opportunity to work with some of the brightest young people in Ghana to impact many others, the ZEN Way,” he added.
He said ZEN had been involved with other education-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities such as the annual ZEN/Newmont Ahafo Development Fund Scholarship to support highly-driven and brilliant undergraduates within ten communities in the Asufiti North and Tano North Districts of the Brong Ahafo Region, and more recently, the Resettlement Library and Information Communication Technology Centre at Ayanfuri in the Western Region.