Ghana top students visit Cargill’s Tema cocoa plant (05/11/2012)

Ghana top students visit Cargill's Tema cocoa plant

Thirty-five enthusiastic schoolchildren recently visited our plant in Tema to learn more about how cocoa is processed once it leaves the farm.

The children were selected from 110 cocoa communities where Cargill and the CARE organisation jointly run the Rural Education Project – which provides educational opportunities for children and helps improve cocoa production techniques, so enhancing the overall well-being of cocoa farmers and their families.

Suzanne van Langenberg of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate said: “The visit was intended to broaden the students’ horizons and encourage them in their studies by showing future employment opportunities available.”

Commenting on the visit student Felicia Odom, of Fankyenkor school, said: “The trip was educative and fun. It made me aware of the importance of the cocoa crop, and how important it is to study to make the best of life’s opportunities.”