‘Giving Back to Ghana’ – Committed to a Better Future

In addition to conducting an ethical business policy, sourcing materials, expertise and staff locally where possible, respecting local sensitivities and needs through engagement and inclusivity, NMSI is committed to supporting the development of the countries and communities in which we work. Reflective of our ethos and our passions for sport, health-care and local economies we have developed a responsive and robust ‘give-back’ programme as part of our CSR strategy aimed at making a positive contribution to those areas we are working in.

Funding Priorities

HEALTH

We see good-health as a key driver of economic and social development and therefore support organisations offering vital health services, infrastructure and education to under-served communities in a variety of thematic areas.

SPORT

We are passionate about sport, and rugby in particular, targeting projects using sport as a tool for development. In 2016 NMSI will further partnership with Tag Rugby Trust (TRT), to bring ugby Community Clubs to Ayenyah and surrounding areas. This builds on our previous partnership with TRT where we introduced rugby into schools and communities in Ghana, in addition to leadership and key life skills.

COMMUNITIES

Our commercial work in Ghana is in a number of communities – many of these are remote and dealing with social issues. We target a portion of our financial and technical assistance to community-based projects in geographical areas surrounding our work. We particularly support educational projects.

NMSI Partners & Projects

NEWS

New classes funded by NMSI begin – Noyaa weaving classes

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On 18th June, the children at the Noyaa Academy received their first class on how to weave from recyclable plastics. The Noyaa Academy has teamed up with Environment360 to organise an eight-week programme sponsored by NMSI. To help the school to become sustainable, Environment360 are hosting the plastic weaving classes where students will learn to weave baskets from recycled black rubber and water sachets.

This tangible skill can be used to help raise revenue to care for themselves and their families and will even ensure some stay in school. Noyaa headmistress, Rachel Annan, said: “Our first class of using sachet rubber to make bags and other beautiful items was amazing with Angela teaching the kids the basic steps so that at the end of the eight-week programme the children will have acquired a skill that will help them in the future.” Cordie Aziz, director of Environment360, added: “Environment360 believes in empowering children to not only clean up their environment, but equip them with skills that can help them earn money as well”.

Overall the first class was a great success and the children had fun, as well as starting the journey on how to have a tangible skill going forward. They are all very much looking forward to the next classes over the coming weeks and seeing their baskets at the end of the programme.

Environmental Education Program

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The NMSI-sponsored ‘Jaku and the Earth Defenders’ mobile gallery has been making its way around schools in Accra. The gallery teaches children about different types of pollutants, the importance of community sanitation and how they can protect the environment by being Earth Defenders as well. On 31st May, the children of the Noyaa Academy were presented the ‘Jaku and The Earth Defenders’ gallery and learnt about how they can affect the environment. The visit proved to be another great collaboration between Noyaa and Environment360.

Renovation of Kungaruu Primary School

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As part of NMSI’s “giving back project”, the dilapidated Kugrago Primary School
building in the Garu-Tempane District of the Upper East Region was renovated by a
team of NMSI’s local employees and volunteers.

The NMSI funded project included the refurbishment of both external and internal
parts of the structure; renovation of one classroom with a concrete floor; and a football
pitch with corner flags and goal posts among others.

The Headmaster of the school, Joseph Ayambila, said he was “extremely thrilled” to have received the
support from NMSI.

Caroline Young, the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at NMSI said the company is delighted at
the support given to the community. “This is what we enjoy doing. It is not just about bringing a new
district hospital to the area; it is also about what we can do for the community”.

 

Noyaa Academy – NMSI Sponsors the Children’s Christmas Dinner

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NMSI and its partners have been supporting operation of the Noyaa Academy School in Jamestown, Accra, to provide basic education to children aged 4 to 17 as a gateway into mainstream education for children who would otherwise not receive any formal education.  The results are astounding.

In December 2015, NMSI and British Airways sponsored a festive Christmas Dinner at school for the children.  The event was organised by headmistress, Rachel Annan and attended by Derrick and Sarah from NMSI.

Rachel Annan said:

“We should be thanking you because if hadn’t been for the sponsorship we wouldn’t have been able to pull it off… The kids really enjoyed on a level that we have never had on a vacation day and the smiles on the kids’ faces was something I couldn’t describe, so thank you NMS…  Well done.”

NMSI has also funded next terms academic books for all the Children to ensure their education is fully supported and encouraged.

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NMSI renovates Kugrago Primary School in the Garu-Tempane District

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As part of NMSI’s “giving back project”, the dilapidated Kugrago Primary School building in the Garu-Tempane District of the Upper East Region was renovated by a team of NMSI employees and local volunteers.

The NMSI funded project included the refurbishment of both external and internal parts of the structure; renovation of one classroom with a concrete floor; and the renovation of a football pitch with corner flags and goal posts among others.

The Headmaster of the school, Joseph Ayambila, said he was “extremely thrilled” to be have received the support from NMSI.

Caroline Young, the Corporate and Social Responsibility Manager at NMSI said the company is delighted at the support given to the community. “This is what we enjoy doing. It is not just about bringing a new district hospital to the area; it is also about what we can also do for the community”.

Link to story online:

Graphic.com / Citi FM online / GhanaWeb.com

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