MoneyGram has distributed books, notebooks and school supplies to pupils at the Osu Home Primary & JHS School in Accra.
According to the global provider of innovative money transfer services, the event is a part of its commitment to improve the lives of children worldwide by providing equal access to early education.
The project is also part of MoneyGram Foundation’s initiatives.
MoneyGram’s West Africa Regional Head Patrick Appiah speaking at the presentation said, “As studies show, educational skills can improve overtime when interventions start at an early age. I’m happy to be here today with my colleagues from MoneyGram to distribute school supplies and talk about the importance of reading. Through our donation and engagement, we hope to inspire the change that will improve educational opportunities for children across Africa.”
The book and school supplies donation is just one of many educational efforts funded by the MoneyGram Foundation in the region.
In 2013, the Foundation awarded $60,000 grant to support the establishment of an e-reader program in four community schools in Ghana.
400 e-readers were distributed to encourage literacy at school and at home.
Since 2013, the Foundation has awarded over $600,000 in grants towards building infrastructure, supporting technology, and promoting literacy in Africa.