Peak Milk donates to Ashanti School for the Deaf


FrieslandCampina West Africa Limited, owners of the Peak Milk brand in Ghana, in collaboration with SOKPO, a Dutch educational non�governmental organization, has donated 180 cartons (25,200 servings) of Peak Instant Full Cream Milk Powder to the Ashanti School for the Deaf at Jamasi, in the Ashanti Region.

The gesture which formed part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility was also in line with the company’s commitment towards encouraging people to drink Peak milk every day; essential in building stronger bodies and sharper minds.

Ms. Anneke Schnieders, Secretary of SOKPO, who presented the items on behalf of FrieslandCampina, noted that their organization believe very strongly in good nutrition and good education for young people, and especially equal opportunity for people with hearing impairment.

Ms. Schnieders commended the company for their kind support and indicated that the nutritional and health benefits of the Peak milk will go a long way to energize the students both physically and intellectually.

”We trust that the Peak products we present today from FrieslandCampina, will not only relieve the school of the financial cost in providing them but will also go a long way to energize our students”, she said.

She equally lauded the staff of the school for their commitment and dedication to duty in spite of the many logistical challenges they are faced with.

Mr. Marc Desenfans, Business Development Director of FrieslandCampina West Africa Ltd. added that Peak is a household brand committed to providing shared value to its stakeholders; Peak Milk will continue to support and empower the underprivileged in society.

Receiving the items, the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Emmanuel Boachie, revealed that the institution is a special boarding school with a current student population of 600 between the ages of 6 and 20 years, annually prepares pupils to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Concerned about the lack of logistics in the discharge of their duties, he expressed profound gratitude to FrieslandCampina and SOKPO for the kind gesture, noting in particular, Mr. Ron van Burgsteden, one of the company’s suppliers in Holland, through whose intervention the donation came to fruition starting last year and repeated this year.

He remarked that the presence of Peak Milk in the diet of the school children will obviously improve their nutritional status.

Mr. Boachie therefore welcomed such support in aid of the school to promote effective teaching and learning.


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