By: Yaw Sarpong
The employees of Samsung Electronics West Africa (SEWA) as part of their Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP) have educated students of Dago L/A Basic School in the Akuapim South District on Cholera and the deadly Ebola diseases.
The company also used the opportunity to educate the students on personal hygiene because that is the primary preventive measure in fighting against both the Cholera and Ebola endemic.
This was done with the help of a district Public Health personnel who advised the student to wash their hands regularly with soap under running water.
Employees of the Accra office of SEWA also donated over 40 bottles of large sized Hand Sanitizers to the school for their use as well as to boost personal hygiene. Other items donated were stationery, fruit juice and noodles.
The all-day event also saw the Samsung management interact with the students through sporting activities. This included athletics and football, dancing competitions and a question and answer session to test their knowledge in ICT.
According to the Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Harry Park, ‘the Samsung Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP) is an initiative by the Samsung to give their staff the opportunity to give back to the community while interacting with them in an informal manner.”
He also noted that, this was an avenue through which employees get the chance to address pertinent social issues and challenges, adding that “these students are our future hence they must be motivated in any way possible to be able to impart in them values that we hope to see in our future leaders”.
At the end of event Samsung organized a feast for the students and took pictures with the students. The students who participated in the events were rewarded with stationery, grocery and snacks for their efforts.