The Foundation for the fifth time since its inception in 2009, organized the Otumfuo Teachers Awards with the mission of motivating and inspiring teachers from deprived areas from all parts of the country. These are teachers who perform their duties in communities that lack basic amenities such as safe drinking water, electricity and are generally difficult to be accessed by transportation. The Otumfuo Teachers Awards has an objective to appreciate the commitment of teachers who, regardless of the poor conditions in their communities have stayed the course and made valuable contributions to education and development in those areas.

Nomination of awardees for the event covered all 10 regions in Ghana with the nomination done by the Regional coordinators of the Ghana Education Service in the regions. The event was held on 24th November, 2015 at a grand durbar of Chiefs, Queen mothers; the Regional and District Directors of G.E.S, sponsors and the people of Asanteman. It was attended by over 1500 people from different parts of the country at the Manhyia Palace

The event was graced with the presence of the Asantehene and the chiefs and elders of the various regions. Various activities took place including a colorful display by traditional troops, Addresses by the Asantehene and other dignitaries followed by the royal handshake and the presentation of certificates to the sponsors and the awardees.

Special awards in the form of return plane tickets to London were presented to two teachers for their outstanding contribution to education. This was in appreciation for their selfless sacrifice to ensuring every child in Ghana has access to education in the remote villages they were posted to.

A New category which was, Asantehene Special Awards in Education, was also given to 10 companies for their commitment to improving the quality of education of pupils in underprivileged communities, specifically in the area of reading and ICT which has made a positive difference in bridging the educational gap existing between pupils in the cities and those in under privileged communities in Ghana.


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