San Donato Milanese (Milan), 25 october 2021 - Eni on behalf of its partners, Vitol Upstream Ghana Ltd and GNPC, and Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (VIS) have signed on the 25th October a cooperation agreement to increase access to education and foster new training opportunities for both teachers and students in Ghana: the targets are basic schools and the Charlotte Dolphine vocational training centers in ten coastal communities in the Ellembelle District.
Under the agreement, Eni on behalf of its partners and VIS will improve the teachers’ and school staff capacity to plan and deliver formal and informal learning paths based on customised learning outcomes of the beneficiaries and special education needs. The partners will also increase the quality of primary and secondary education offer through extra-curricular and informal learning activities, as well as fostering access to training and to employment opportunities for vulnerable and marginalized young people. To counter Covid-19 effects on the learning environments, the partners will set up preventive measures to ensure safe access to both primary and secondary schools.
The agreement builds up on the cooperation agreement signed by Eni and VIS in May 2020, with the goal of implementing projects in the countries where both Eni’s subsidiaries and VIS are present.
The activities developed jointly will allow Eni to proceed on the Local Development Project that the company launched in 2019 to promote access to essential services and inclusive economic development in ten coastal communities surrounding the OCTP’s onshore receiving facility, located in the Ellembelle District, in the Western Region of Ghana. The interventions, which targets about 2,500 households, include education and vocational training, access to energy – clean cooking, water & sanitation, and economic diversification.