Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited (Conship) has supported St. Mark’s Anglican Basic School and JHS at Essikado in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis to create a more conducive environment for teaching and learning activities to take place.
The company, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has painted the school, converted an existing urinal from the normal Kumasi Ventilated Improved Pit (KVIP) model to the standard Water Closet for the teachers (two rooms), fixed ceramic squat style for the Junior High School (JHS) students, and tiled the floor.
Also, Conship has donated 168 mono desks to the JHS block, supplied 500 draw-string school bags to pupils from primary one to six as well as the JHS students, stationeries for the teachers and pupils, toiletries, and provided a 4000-litre water tank for regular supply of water to the school. They also provided three teachers’ tables and chairs for JHS 1 to 3 classrooms, provision of three whiteboards, three cupboards as well as dustbins as a way of supporting learning activities of the school.
Mrs. Sabina Blay-Baissie, Human Resource Officer of Conship – Takoradi Branch, at the unveiling of the plaque to symbolise the support of the company, said Conship Takoradi CSR team identified this need when they paid a visit to the school, hence, the assistance.
She said Conship had been supporting schools annually across the country as a way of giving back to society.
“Our vision is succeeding together with passion, and our mission is professionally managing freight forwarding and logistics services for clients,” Mrs. Blay-Baissie added.
Madam Flora Ohenewa Kwafo, Headmistress of St. Mark’s Anglican Basic School, was grateful to Conship for creating a conducive environment for the teachers and students, and for teaching and learning to take place effectively.
“Some of our students were sitting on the floor during computer lessons, but now they can sit on chairs, the floor has been tiled.
“All these items presented, and the changes that have taken place are appreciated by all; all these are of high standard,” she added.
She promised that the facility will be put to good use and the items will also be used for their intended purposes.