BOST contributes to the economic and social well-being of people in the Communities where we operate as we recognize the deep interdependence of healthy businesses and healthy societies. Wherever we are, we strived to be a good neighbor, sharing the concerns of our communities and dedicating our capabilities, resources and people to creating a better future.
BOST has directly and indirectly invested billions of Ghana Cedis just by operating in the localities we have our facilities since 1993. BOST has contributed to the economic stability and improve the quality of life in communities around the country. We have partners with host local governments, non-governmental organizations and aid agencies to assess and understand local needs and the reasons behind them. We work with our partners to devise programmes that will help improve health, support education and grow local economies.
People everywhere crave economic opportunities that will help them achieve stability and prosperity. BOST fosters this goal by investing in programmes that promote self-sufficiency, job growth and economic development. We start by assessing what local communities need, then take action to help remove barriers to economic growth. Through our social investment, as well as our local purchases and hiring, we work to increase job opportunities and grow local economies. We also focus on training people so that they can compete for better, higher-paying jobs that will support the trainees and their families.
If people and communities are to thrive, nothing is more important than education and job training. That is why BOST has invested in schools and teachers in the local communities where we have our facilities. And we should focus on improving instruction in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and math and on helping provide the vocational training that can lead directly to good-paying jobs. Those investments don't just help the communities in which we operate – they help us, too. Tomorrow's BOST engineers are today's schoolchildren.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Currently there is a proposal before the BOARD for the company to construct a six-unit classroom block for Buipe Community Senior High School to be used as a girl’s dormitory. Plans are also far advance for the company to assist the Wesley Girl’s High School to set up an ICT laboratory and so far BOST has donated 15 sets of computers and its accessories to the school for this purpose. These are all part of our corporate social Responsibility.
For many people, getting and staying healthy is the first step to escaping poverty. And when communities are healthy, they're better able to build long-term prosperity for all. BOST should therefore, as part of our corporate Social Responsibility is committed to using our resources—human, financial and technological—to support communities throughout the country particularly in our operational areas to gain access to quality health care in terms of assisting them build community health care facilities. We can also make prevention of HIV/AIDS a major focus of our efforts in these communities.
BOST is also in partnership with governments, national and local organizations to strengthen health systems, create greater HIV/AIDS awareness, reduce the stigma associated with the disease, and provide access to testing and treatment.