SMEC Foundation
Dr Seth Tetteh-Ocloo founded the Tetteh Ocloo Boarding School for the Deaf in 1966, which was the first of its kind. The school received minimal funding, so SMEC in Ghana was pleased to recently help in updating sanitation facilities for the 320 students attending the school.

As part of SMEC’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the SMEC Ghana office renovated the dilapidated toilet facility and installed new fixtures and fittings for the smooth operation of the school and the benefit of the disadvantaged children at the Tetteh Ocloo Boarding School for the Deaf.

 

A short ceremony was organized to hand over the Sanitary space. and to ensure that the children have a functional and conducive sanitary environment.

 

The brief handing-over ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 22nd of November, at the school premises in the presence of a cross-section of management of the school and students who, through sign language, expressed delight and appreciation for the efforts SMEC made to face-lift their Sanitary Facility.

 

The event

As part of SMEC and SMEC Foundation’s Corporate Social Responsibility, the SMEC Ghana office renovated the dilapidated toilet facility and installed new fixtures and fittings for the smooth operation of the school and the benefit of the disadvantaged children at the Tetteh Ocloo Boarding School for the Deaf.

 

A short ceremony was organized to hand over the Sanitary space. and to ensure that the children have a functional and conducive sanitary environment.

 

The brief handing-over ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 22nd of November, at the school premises in the presence of a cross-section of management of the school and students who, through sign language, expressed delight and appreciation for the efforts SMEC made to face-lift their Sanitary Facility.

 

About the school

Founded in 1966 by the benevolence of Dr. Seth Lawrence Tetteh-Ocloo, this is the first school for the deaf established and minimally funded by the Government of Ghana and provides education for over 320 pupils from various communities in Accra, and parts of the Eastern Region. Over the years, there have been more building structures for the school to take care of newly introduced vocational programs such as hairdressing, catering, and carpentry after the already existing preschool and basic education levels.

 

Like many government institutions in our part of the world, the educational institution is reeling from severe challenges ranging from lack of water storage tanks, poor sanitary structure, toiletries, and infrastructural challenges are among the numerous challenges that teachers and pupils continue to contend with daily in their quest to impart and acquire knowledge.

The school's administration is dependent on the benevolence of individuals and corporate institutions due to poor funding. SMEC’s support has come at a great time, and we are thankful; we also hope that you will be able to do more, as your visit today has shown you that there are other needs of the school for these disadvantaged children in their quest for basic education.
———— Mr. Isaac Aurther, School Headmaster
SMEC, through its Corporate Social Responsibility, will continue to find avenues to support the school in the near future.
———— Mr. Douglas Coleman, SMEC

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