By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
Nestle Ghana is to distribute shoes to a total of 4,000 pupils to selected basic schools in the country.
The project aim at helping the children in deprived communities to take their first step towards becoming champions in sports and in life.
Already, a total of 2,000 pupils have so far received their sports shoes in the Central and Volta Regions. The Category Manager for Milo, Mrs. Funmi Osineye said the 4,000 shoes are to be distributed at the end of the exercise all across the country.
According to her, the distribution started in March and expected to end by ending of May 2017 with distribution to the Ashanti and Northern Regions.
The beneficiary schools in Volta region includes Methodist primary, Freetown basic school, Salvation army primary, Armfield basic school, Agove Basic school, Lokoe basic school, Ziave Methodist primary, Klefe Demeti primary, Matse E/P primary and Mate R/C primary.
The beneficiary schools in Cape coast region includes Nyinasin M/A school, Dihia M/A school, Abakam M/A school, Kubease M/A school, Atakakyiwa Catholic School, Yamoransa M/A school, Waakrom St Mary’s school, St Cyprin’s Anglican school, Pankrom M/A school, and Abee Ame Zion school.
Mrs. Osineye said the sports promotion exercise is carried out by Nestlé Milo under the supervision of the Ghana Education Service Sports Directorate with endorsement from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Mrs. Osineye said: “Nestlé Milo, The Energy Food Drink of Future Champions would continue to inspire the youth of Ghana to get into sports as we believe that sport has a unique ability to help instill life values such as hard work, courage, determination, discipline, perseverance and team spirit. These values are found on the field of play and are values reflecting the Nestlé Milo brand.