AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi Mine has partnered with the Otumfuo Charity Foundation to provide 47,000 textbooks to primary school kids in Obuasi, totaling over 100,000 volumes through their free textbook distribution campaign.
During the transfer ceremony, AngloGold Ashanti’s Social Development and Gender Superintendent, Ms. Mavis Nana Yaa Kyei, highlighted the strategic partnership’s good influence on school quality in Obuasi.
The effort is consistent with the company’s 10-Year Socio-Economic Development Plan and the Basic Education Improvement Programme, emphasizing the importance of knowledge for society advancement.
AngloGold Ashanti has started building test printing sites in Obuasi East District and Obuasi Municipality as part of their overall education improvement strategy.
Projects include a nine-unit classroom block at Sanso, a robotics center at Obuasi Senior High Technical School, and educator capacity-building seminars.
Kwabena Owusu Nketia, District Education Director for Obuasi East, commended AngloGold Ashanti’s efforts as a game changer in reducing the government’s resource burden for teaching and learning.
The company’s dedication to STEM education is demonstrated by programs such as science, math, and ICT textbook gifts.
Kwabena Owusu Ababio, Stakeholder Relations and Capacity Building Manager at the Otumfuo Charity Foundation, expressed hope that textbook distribution will improve students’ access to learning materials, supplementing government-provided resources.
AngloGold Ashanti and the Otumfuo Charity Foundation’s partnership has been acknowledged for making learning resources more accessible and fostering high-quality basic education.