Kekeli Eni, an 11-year-old pupil of Roman Ridge School in Accra, has donated his over 2-year savings of ¢453.20 to Citi FM’s COPE (Citi Opportunity Project on Education) initiative.
Kekeli, who heard about the initiative through his father, donated GH¢453.20 – all coins, which he had saved from pocket money received from his parents and other relatives.
Kekeli’s father, Mr. Eni, who also donated some amount of money to support the initiative brought along his son’s contribution; coins of 1 cedi, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 pesewa in a paper bag.
Citi FM continues to encourage donations from individuals and corporate bodies to give to otherwise qualified but deprived Senior High School graduates the opportunity to further their education to the tertiary level.
Following the call for donations made on air, many individuals and companies have contributed generously to support the cause.
About Citi FM’s COPE
COPE is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative programme under the Citi Foundation. It is an initiative that seeks to provide full scholarships to brilliant but deprived students to further their education at the tertiary level.
On August 29, Citi FM launched the 2017 edition of the project with the aim of raising GH¢250,000 to support the tertiary education of 50 brilliant and needy students from across the country.
The project most of the times helps indigent but successful students to beat admission and tuition fee deadlines that could cost them one an academic year. It also provides necessary educational materials to such students who need but could not afford them.
Through donor support, COPE has managed to cater for 22 students since its inception. Between 2014 and 2016, the project expended an average of about GHc 5,000 per academic year on each beneficiary.
How and Where to Donate
Donations to Citi FM’s COPE initiative can be sent to the MTN mobile money number 0550 900 006. Cheques can also be written in the name: CITI FM FOUNDATION.
Alternatively, donations can be made at the front desk of Citi FM, located behind the Adabraka Police Station.