Kinross Chirano commissions science laboratory for region’s first all-female high school

In late September, Kinross Chirano commissioned a modern science laboratory for the Queens Senior High School located in the Bibiani municipality of the Western North Region of Ghana, the area’s first all-female secondary school.

The ceremony held to celebrate the commissioning of the laboratory was attended by the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Paramount Chief of Anhwiaso Traditional area Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II and senior representatives from Kinross who cut the ceremonial banner alongside the president.

The US$130,000 donation is one of several made towards youth education in the region. These include nine schools, four computer laboratories, and several teacher motivation programs funded by Chirano. The laboratory was donated to this high school in support of the government’s efforts to promote the education of females in the region, and create more access to science-focused learning opportunities.

“At Kinross, we believe youth education is vital to the socio-economic transformation of every society,” said Terence Watungwa, Vice-President and General Manager, Chirano. “For this reason, we have supported the provision of educational infrastructure to local schools in Ghana and will continue with this commitment for years to come.”

Since 2011, Kinross Chirano has provided $1.8 million in educational support to local communities.

Students at the school with the Terence Watungwa, Vice-President and General Manager, Chirano (middle), at the school’s opening
Terence Watungwa, Vice-President and General Manager, Chirano (left), cuts the ceremonial banner alongside the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (right)
The Queens Senior High School in Bibiani