Monday, August 24, 2015

Watch Tigo's #Shelter4Education on TV & YouTube

Tigo's Shelter for Education initiative seeks to improve on infrastructure for basic education in rural Ghana. As part of this project, 6 Ghanaian communities have been beneficiaries of fully furnished six unit classroom blocks with Headmaster’s office and Teacher’s Common room. The pupils each received two school uniforms, exercise books and Tigo branded souvenirs as well. The project has also been documented as a television series. Shot as video documentaries, they are currently showing in Ghana They are also on YouTube. You can learn more about the #Shelter4Education initiative in this other blog post.


The television series airs every Sunday on TV3 at 4pm, and at 6:30pm on both Metro TV & ETV. A repeat shows on UTV at 7pm. Viasat1 shows Tigo Shelter For Education every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. You have only two weekends to catch this so make it a point to watch the show this coming weekend.

The St Joseph School in Obuasi, Ashanti Region was renovated. You can watch a short clip about this renovation here 



The Obeng Yaw School in Adeiso in the Eastern Region was built anew. A big launch was done to unveil this too. You can watch a clip about this on YouTube as well. 


The Tupaa Basic School in Ga South in Accra was also a beneficiary. A new 6-unit classroom block was built, alongside other great facilities for the school. Relive the process here. 



Yesterday, after returning to Accra after a great +Barcamp Takoradi weekend, I was able to catch the Shelter For Education television series on Metro TV. This was the Dimaabi, MA school, Norther Region story. I love how the process was chronicled. We saw some of the construction nitty-gritties, views from the headmaster of the school and some teachers as well. Tigo employees in the Northern region chimed in with their thoughts and +Gifty Bingley also shared Tigo's hopes for the project. I love how the video captured the completion of the construction and subsequent unveiling. The best part are the real stories and feeback from the beneficiaries - the pupils, their parents and the community. 

You can catch the last two episodes on TV. These will be for the African Fit School, Banda Ahenkro, BA region where a new school was built and the Hianwoanwu African Fit school, Ejura, Ashanti Region, a renovated school. 

Kudos and Morevim to Tigo on this project. Looking to seeing great stories of impact in the lives of pupils and students as we improve education nationwide in Ghana. Also, make sure you are following +Tigo Ghana on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tigogh), Twitter (https://twitter.com/TigoGhana), Instagram (https://instagram.com/tigoghana/) and Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/TigoGhana). 
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