Nana’s Rice Supports Students in Kasunya and Nyapienya with Eco-Friendly School Bags

Agro Kings
3 min readAug 1, 2023

Kasunya Township, August 01, 2023: Nana’s Rice, the esteemed Ghanaian rice brand, has embarked on a transformative journey with its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, Project Smile — a backpack support project. Demonstrating unwavering commitment to empowering education and sustainable practices, the brand has donated a considerable number of 500 eco-friendly school bags, ingeniously crafted from their rice packages, to two schools in Kasunya — Nyapienya Township.

A Group Picture of Pupils from Nyapienya Basic School

Project Smile stands as a beacon of hope for underprivileged students, providing them with essential tools for quality education and igniting a passionate pursuit of knowledge. The palpable joy and excitement were evident as students from Kasunya RC Basic School and Nyapienya B/A Basic School received their new school bags, which represent more than just utilitarian items — they symbolise a promise of a brighter future.

For Samira, a beaming student at Kasunya RC Basic School, the experience was nothing short of life-changing. “When I received my new school bag made from Nana’s Rice, I felt so special because I didn’t have one. Now, I can comfortably attend school, want to study harder and make my family proud,” she shared with an infectious smile.

Agro Kings Farms’ Principal Manager Presenting a Bag to Samira

Mr Solomon Apronti, the Head Teacher at Kasunya RC Basic School, commended Nana’s Rice’s initiative, stating, “The impact of ‘Project Smile’ on our students is immeasurable. The provision of these school bags will go a long way to motivate the children to go to school, properly keep learning materials and study well. Nana’s Rice has truly become an invaluable partner in nurturing both minds and hearts’’.

“Instead of discarding the bags after use, we choose to repurpose them as bags for the students. With the launch of Project Smile, we warmly invite everyone to join us in this noble endeavour, fostering a community of innovators and collaboratively shaping a brighter world — one smile at a time,” affirmed Angela Barnes, the General Manager of Agro Kings.

Incorporating a vision of a greener planet and a better tomorrow, Nana’s Rice showcases its dedication to responsible consumption and sustainable production practices through the innovative transformation of rice packages into functional school bags. This thoughtful initiative serves as an inspiring testament to the brand’s commitment to societal well-being and a legacy of responsible stewardship. The impact of Nana’s Rice’s donation extends far beyond Kasunya — Nyapienya Township, setting exemplary standards for businesses to actively contribute to society’s well-being. With Project Smile, Nana’s Rice is creating a legacy of learning and responsible stewardship, one recyclable bag at a time.

Written by Naa Adei Kotey



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