Nestlé MILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has once again
demonstrated its commitment to promoting and rewarding academic excellence
in Ghana by recognizing 20 students a boy and a girl each from the then 10
regions of Ghana and 4 students with special educational needs with
outstanding performance in the 2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination
Each of the 24 students received attractive winning package including a
crystal plaque, a medal, a Samsung Tablet, Cash Prize, Certificate signed
by the President of the Republic of Ghana, and one year supply of Nestlé
Products at a ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre as
part of Ghana’s 62nd Independence Day.
Speaking at the Ceremony His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,
President of the Republic of Ghana said, “These students have brought
considerable joy and pride to their families, schools, communities, and to
themselves. I am inspired because I know I am looking into the eyes of our
country’s future”. He urged the students to continue to strive for
excellence and thanked Nestlé for continuously contributing to supporting
academic excellence in Ghana.
In a speech delivered at the awards ceremony, Philomena Tan, Managing
Director of Nestlé Ghana said, “over 62 years, Nestlé continues to
contribute to nation building, through the provision of healthier and
tastier food choices that complements the nutritional needs for growth and
wellbeing of Individuals and Families and through a number of Creating
Shared Value (CSV) initiatives”. She reaffirmed Nestlé belief that
empowerment through education is key to sustainable development and
guarantees the future of a Nation that invest in its youth.
The President’s Independence Day Awards was established in 1993. Since
inception, the award scheme has provided scholarships each year to
brilliant young students. The awardees are selected based on their
exceptional raw scores obtained in the Basic Education Certificate
Aside the Presidents’ Independence Day Awards, Nestlé MILO®
champions other youth development initiatives in sports such as the Milo
under- 13 Champion’s League, which reaches over 100,000 schoolchildren with
sporting activities across the country every year.