Plymouth High School for Girls and IT firm join to help school in Africa
A DEVON IT firm has donated equipment to a school in Africa after being approached by a Plymouth school.
Scomis, an ICT service unit of Devon County Council which provides services to South West schools, hosted the head teacher of the Ghanaian school after being introduced by Plymouth High School for Girls.
The firm donated old branded uniform and stationery to Ahantaman School for Girls.
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The schools became linked following a student's exchange trip and six students and three teachers from each school take part in exchange trips each year.
Headmistress Mercy Ocloo travelled from Ghana to accept the donations and said; "PHSG has been an immense help. Every year they supply us with computers, projectors and things. Add this to the donation from Scomis – well, it's fantastic."
Paul Renyard, PHSG's business manager said; "We have also hosted Ahantaman school's IT manager for a month giving him the knowledge and ability to programme servers, speed up modems and use Skype."
Debbie Foweraker, head of service management, business development and consultancy at Scomis, said; "It has been a pleasure to meet Mercy and give her our donation in person.
"This is just the start of our relationship and support for Mercy's school; our remit is about supporting young people, in this country or abroad."