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General News of Friday, 23 August 2019

Source: Tullow Ghana

Tullow Ghana hosts maiden STEM Share Fair in Accra

Tullow Ghana Limited, (TGL), Africa’s leading independent oil and gas company has held its maiden STEM Share Fair.

The programme brought together all of Tullow’s STEM project implementers based in Accra and Takoradi to share with internal and external stakeholders some of the STEM projects Tullow is embarking on in collaboration with its partners and implementers to improve and inspire STEM education in the country.

These partners and implementers included Sabre Christian Charity Trust, Youth Bridge Foundation, Africa Science Academy, Right to Dream, Field Ready, University of Ghana, KNUST and Ashesi University.

Welcoming participants on behalf of the Managing Director for Tullow Ghana Limited Kweku Awotwi, Dzifa Bampoh said the aim of the STEM fair was to provide a platform where people can see, hear and share the work of STEM program implementers and partners and be abreast of interventions being put in place.

She added that, Tullow Ghana was aiming for a positive long-term legacy for the people in its operational area and host country using STEM to meet current and future job needs of the country focusing on basic to tertiary education to maximise impact.

She listed the Kindergarten Projects in collaboration with Sabre Trust, which involved the construction of six (6) kindergartens (KG) in 6 fishing communities to support early child education as part of projects under STEM.

According to her, Tullow will also complete an additional six (6) kindergartens by end of 2021 which will train about 4800 children, 111 teachers and head teachers in fishing communities in the Western Region.

The project will also include STEM scholarships for students at Right to Dream Academy and additional scholarships to brilliant but needy girls at Africa Science Academy.

At the Tertiary level, 40 students from the Ashesi University College will receive scholarships over the next 4 years, with another 50 students from the University of Ghana receiving scholarship over the next 4 years.

A total of 75 students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will also receive scholarships over the next 4 years.

The maiden STEM Share Fair had partner representation from Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Kosmos Energy, key stakeholders in the oil and gas industry such as Aker Energy, ENI Ghana, Ghana Oil Company, Ghana National Gas Company, Halliburton Ghana, Technip FMC, Subsea 7, Amaja Oilfield Limited, Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, Rigworld and Modec Ghana. Also present were representatives from the Petroleum Commission and the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Tullow is a leading independent oil & gas, exploration and production group, quoted on the London, Irish and Ghanaian stock exchanges (symbol: TLW). The Group has interests in over 85 exploration and production licences across 17 countries which are managed as three business delivery teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures.

About Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL)
In Ghana, TGL holds licences in the Deepwater Tano and West Cape Three Points blocks. It operates both the Jubilee Field, Ghana’s first producing oil field, and the TEN fields, which first produced oil in 2010 and 2016 respectively.

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