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Absa Bank Supports Ten Schools With PPEs To Fight Covid-19

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As part of activities to celebrate a year of possibilities, Absa Bank Ghana is supporting ten selected schools across the country with PPEs and Water tanks to help the students apply the necessary health protocols to help the fight against COVID-19.

The anniversary initiative worth GHs120,000 is expected to complement measures taken by the beneficiary schools to curb the spread of the virus.

The items included 10,000 litre Polytanks, mechanized veronica buckets, bundles of tissue paper, hand sanitizers and liquid soaps as well as nose masks among others.

At a short ceremony held in Accra to kick off the  distribution  of  the items to the selected  schools, Nana Essilfuah Tamakloe, Marketing and Corporate Relations Director at Absa Bank said, the bank will continue to be a force for good in society especially in these challenging times and provide support to alleviate the burden the pandemic has placed on many , especially the vulnerable..

“As a bank that has been playing a shaping role in our society, we remain committed to supporting the fight against the pandemic. The support for these schools is therefore to complement efforts being undertaken by school authorities to keep our students safe, curtail the spread of the virus and to help consolidate the progress we are making as a country,” said Mrs. Essilfuah Tamakloe.

The beneficiary schools are Bolgatanga Anglican Primary School (Upper East), Manhyia K.O. Cluster of Schools (Ashanti), Nanton Basic School (Northern Region), Nwawasua M/A Basic School (Brong Ahafo Region) and the Methodist Health Training Institute (Eastern Region).

The rest are Agate Senior High School (Volta Region), Omankorpe Community School (Greater Accra), Adiembra Senior High School (Western Region), St. Mary Catholic Girls (Central Region) and Tarkwa Catholic Basic School (Western Region).

Support to the fight against COVID-19

According to Mrs. Tamakloe, Absa Bank has committed over GHc2 million towards direct COVID-19 relief initiatives, including donations to the National Trust Fund, frontline workers and health facilities from the onset of the pandemic.

Anchored on the theme “We are One with You”, Absa Bank Ghana marked its first anniversary after launching a new brand in February 2020 with a bold strategy, leveraging on an over 100-year banking heritage in the country.

About Absa Bank Ghana


Absa Bank Ghana Limited is one of Ghana’s leading financial institutions offering an integrated set of products and services across Corporate and Investment Banking, Business Banking with solutions for SMEs, and Retail Banking. Absa Bank Ghana is part of Absa Group Limited, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups.

The Group has a presence in 12 African countries and representative offices in London and New York. Absa is a truly African brand with global reach, inspired by the people we serve and driven by our purpose of bringing possibility to life.

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IK Osakioduwa Returns As Host For Nigerian Idol Season 7

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After a thrilling ride filled with suspense and humour in the last season, IK Osakioduwa is set to return as a second-time host for Nigerian Idol season 7.

He has always given nothing short of savviness, excitement and humour both on-air and now on stage, which is why we have no doubt that the Nigerian Idol season 7 is in good hands.

IK Osakioduwa is a media personality to be reckoned with, having spent over a decade as a broadcaster at Rhythm 93.7, and hosting a number of high profile events across the continent including the Big Brother Africa show.

“I’m so excited to be back on the show because coming back for a new season means that I did well the previous season. I’ll be bringing a lot to the table this season and I can’t wait for the viewers to see what we have in store.” He said.

His versatile presenting skills cut across a variety of shows and events. He has been the only male host of the AMVCA since 2013. He has also hosted the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant for five years in a row, Rhythm Unplugged for four years in a row, Comedy Club: Live in Lagos for four years in a row and The Voice Nigeria for two years in a row. He has appeared on other shows including Mnet’s Studio 53, Temptation Nigeria and Comedy Nites.

With his demonstrated savviness and ability to keep an audience engaged, IK is undoubtedly a host who will deliver value to the show.

Nigerian Idol has without a doubt been a huge and successful singing competition famed for producing some of the biggest music acts in the country such as Timi Dakolo and Omawumi (it was then referred to as Idols West Africa) and break-out gospel singer Mercy Chinwo.

Nigerian Idol Season 7 will air from Sunday, 6 February on DStv channel 197 & GOtv channel 29.

The headline sponsor of Nigerian Idol season 7 is Bigi Drinks and the co-headline sponsor is Binance.

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Oduma Essan Hires East African Hip-hop, Fid Q For The Official New Year Banger

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Fast-rising crooner, Oduma Essan has inserted a banger suitable for your perusal this yuletide and he brands it as; Trap.

The mid-tempo laid-back vibe is an Afrobeat tune that is set to deliver it’s sonic ambiance throughout the entire room or outdoor space that is being played.

Featuring Fid Q, the tune is an attempt by the talent to expand his horizon and music appeal following the release of his initial hits such as Bigi Bigi, Show Body, among several others.

Fid is said to be one of the artists who brought honor to Hip hop in Tanzania and East Africa with his well-known song Mwanza Mwanza wherein there is unique writing that has been different from the usual one (narratives/streams)

He has repeatedly been named the best hip-hop artist of all time in Tanzania and East Africa (by Felix Nyaumbu).

In commenting on his latest release, he stated, “The reason for this collaboration was to expand my career to other parts of the continent and the world at large.

It’s for the fans to know that we have something better to give the people for the Christmas and new year to make them happy and bring them fun”. Watch the video on YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMv_JuV8gRE 

Get interactive with Oduma across his socials and stream now across all digital streaming platforms here – https://song.link/i/1601233440

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Carol Ofori Shares Five Tips Parents Should Know Before Their Child’s First Day Of School

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Children around the country are preparing for a new school year. This time of year is always filled with excitement but also a whole lot of anxiety from both parents and scholars as they prepare to tackle the year ahead.

Television and radio personality Carol Ofori, a doting mom to two beautiful children host of the empowering educational series ‘Raising Babies 101’ every Monday at 09h00 on SABC 2, shares some tips she believes all parents should know before their child starts a new school year.

Are YOU ready?

I hope you are rested, mom, dad or guardian! The year ahead is going to be hard, daunting, challenging and exciting at the same time. Make sure you, as the caregiver, are well rested, in a good mental space and ready to take on the year.

Planning is key

It’s always important to plan ahead. A new school year often means new extra mural activities, play dates, parent-teacher meetings and so much more. So, plan your days accordingly. It won’t hurt putting together a calendar of sorts to ensure that you don’t miss anything. Don’t underestimate the power of a checklist so you can make sure your child has all the uniform, stationary, books and food they need to get through their school day.

Develop a routine

It’s very important, especially if your kids are younger, to get them into the routine of school at least three days before school starts. If school starts on Wednesday, my kids will be in bed by 7pm from Sunday night and I will be waking them up at 6am to start setting that routine in. In our home, we try have dinner at 4pm, at 5pm we start the bathing routine so that we can spend some time reading to our kids at 6pm before they head off to bed. Find a routine that works for you and get your children into that routine a few days earlier. Trust me, it will make all of the difference.

Make sure your chosen school is the right fit

The right school is so important to make sure your child is developing the best way they can. I hope you spent time over the festive season bonding with your kids and finding out more about their likes and dislikes, what they loved about the schools they were at and what they didn’t like. If you are sending your child back to the same school, make sure that that environment is the right fit for your child to thrive in. If it’s not, there are platforms like ratingsforschools.co.za that will help ensure that your child finds a school that will cultivate their specific needs and has all the necessary resources to do so.

Get your children excited about the year ahead

The start of the new school year is always a big moment for children and, while it may seem daunting to leave their parents or go into a new class with new teachers and students, it’s also such an exciting time for them as well. So, elevate that. Map out exciting events that may be coming up in the year, include them in the preparation process by letting them pick out a new backpack or new stationary which will help shift their mindset to a positive one.

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