The global tech giant Siemens has made a commitment to set up a science laboratory for Shia Senior High Technical School (SSHTS) in the Ho Municipality.
The company, represented by a 16-member team of Siemens Staff from seven (7) nations, fund-raised 18,500 Euros to finance the project.
The aim of the project is to help improve the school’s infrastructure to boost science education, as students will now have hands-on science practical lessons.
At a durbar of stakeholders at Shia to mark the near-completion of the project, the team leader, Tim Richter, said the project is crucial to mark a path to facilitate a better future for the students
“We have all done several individual fundraising activities to finance this project, to build together with you, the students of Shia, a new science laboratory and it has been a lot of fun for us. We will follow up the development of the Shia school very closely and see how the new science laboratory is improving your lives,” he said.
He added that “The beauty of this project is that we work with students and the teachers in the community. It’s really a matter of we-all-do-it-together” Tim said, adding that there are plans to replicate the gesture in other deprived communities in Africa.
The Deputy Minister in charge of Second Cycle Institutions, Dr Adu Twum, who graced the occasion, applauded Siemens for the initiative and their interest to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the country.
“The government is in to support any organization that is in support of STEM education and we appreciate the work of Siemens. We’ll facilitate any partnership between any school and Siemens so that other schools will have similar science laboratories,” he said.