The Unilever Ghana Foundation on Tuesday handed over 20 renovated hygiene stations to 26 selected public basic schools within Tema, Ashaiman, Kpone and Sakumono.
The hygiene stations, which were constructed for the schools were renovated under the Foundation’s maintenance regime, which ensures that the facilities remain in good condition for use by the students and pupils.
Each facility contains four water closet toilets, and two hand wash basins each for boys and girls with the girls section having a changing room for their comfort during their menstruation period, the female and male teachers also have one toilet each.
Mr Andrews Evans Quayson, Chairman of the Unilever Ghana Foundation, speaking at a symbolic handing over ceremony at Kpone Presby Basic ‘A’ School, said the hygiene station was one of the flagship undertakings of the Foundation.
He said it aims at facilitating the improvement of the health and hygiene conditions in schools within the Tema, Ashaiman, Sakumono and Kpone communities.
Mr Quayson added that his outfit had supported the construction of 26 of these hygiene stations since 2013, a commitment he said was driven by the sustainability agenda of Unilever Ghana PLC.
He said the facilities over the years had benefitted over 26,000 students, pupils and staff who now have decent places of convenience within their compounds, “this has relieved them of the discomfort of having to visit nearby homes, bush or the beach to attend to places of convenience.” He commended Global Communities, an international NGO for partnering the Foundation in the construction of the hygiene stations since 2016 indicating that they had supported them with resources and expertise as well as the setting up of a sustainable governing management structure to inculcate behavioural change.
He announced that the Foundation, which had been in operations for 20 years, was bringing its work to a close in line with the strategy of its benefactor to centralize the operations of the foundational works across the globe.
Mr Michael Ubeh, Customer Development Director, Unilever Ghana PLC, said the Foundation was set up by the Unilever Ghana PLC 20 years ago with a mandate to support education and development in Ghana.
He said adjustments were made to its mandate over the years to reflect the changing sustainability visions of the Company, hence its current focus on the improvement of health and hygiene needs of Ghanaians. “As the Foundation brings its work to a close, Unilever Ghana assures of its continuous commitment to the […]