Vivo Energy Ghana donates solar-powered lamps to BECE candidates

Vivo Energy Ghana donates solar-powered lamps to BECE candidates

Shirley Tony Kum (right) presenting the solar lamps to Mad. Habibah Kotomah, Director of Education for La Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly.jpg

Accra – 5th June 2024:  In a dedicated effort to support education and promote renewable energy, Vivo Energy Ghana, the Shell licensee, has donated solar-powered lamps to all final year students of La Enobal Basic School and La Presby Primary School A&B under its Green4Clean Schools Renewable Energy Project themed, ‘Building a sustainable future.’ This timely donation aims to ensure that students have a reliable source of light as they prepare for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in July.

Final year students from beneficiary schools showcasing the solar-powered lamps at the launch of Green4Clean project.jpg

The Green4Clean Schools Renewable Energy Project, a collaborative initiative with the NGO United Way Ghana and the Academic City University College, focuses on empowering students with comprehensive knowledge of renewable energy sources, particularly solar energy. The donation of the solar-powered lamps serves as a practical example of renewable energy in action, reinforcing the educational components of the Green4Clean schools’ renewable energy project.

“We are delighted to support the students as they prepare for their BECE,” says Shirley Tony Kum, Corporate Communications Manager at Vivo Energy Ghana. “Access to reliable lighting is essential for effective study, and we hope that these solar-powered lamps will help the students prepare adequately for their exams. This initiative aligns perfectly with our goal to promote renewable energy and enhance educational opportunities within our communities,” she added.

The Director of Education of the La-Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Madam Habiba Kotomah, commended Vivo Energy Ghana for the donation and effort in helping to integrate renewable energy solutions into educational structures: “We are setting an example and demonstrating the transformative potential of sustainable technologies,” she said.