The Ghana Rubber Estates (GREL) has awarded scholarship packages to a total of twenty-four students located in three different districts of the country so that they may continue their education at the higher level.
How students were sekected for the GREL scholarships
Two people were selected as beneficiaries from each of the three traditional councils located in the Western, Central, and Eastern regions, which are the places in which the corporation conducts its operations.
According to Perry Acheampong, the company’s Corporate Affairs Manager, the award, which is the 12th edition of the company’s scholarship package, is an improvement above the prior support.
More than 400 students have benefited from the scholarship programme since its beginning, according to Mr. Acheampong, who added, “In addition to providing infrastructure for the people that covers wide areas, raising the educational standard is our priority.”
According to what he said, the primary objective was to make certain that the assistance provided to the recipients would foster the development of new generational leaders. These individuals would then go back to their respective communities, where they would make an influence on people’s lives and serve as an inspiration to others.
He stated that the focus was not only on students entering the postsecondary levels but also on children in the basic schools located within the company’s catchment areas. He said this because the focus was on students entering the tertiary levels.
“Recently, we provided essential needs such as school uniforms, books, and bags to our young ones in an effort to relieve some of the burden that is placed on the parents and guardians,” he stated.
Nana Kwesi Agyeman IX, Chairman of ACLANGO, praised the corporation for its ongoing assistance of the communities that are located within its operational zones.
He stated that it was only logical that educational scholarships made it possible for a great number of people to further their education, realise their ambitions, and contribute to society.
According to him, the participation of GREL was a significant step towards the drive for skills development and societal transformation in the country, “and for our children to enter the workforce and contribute towards the development of society.”
One of the recipients, Blessed Nyamakye Ackah Baidoo, who is currently enrolled at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), has conveyed his gratitude to GREL for the tremendous help they have provided on behalf of his fellow students.