Ecobank gives to the needy

Ecobank Ghana Limited as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has donated assorted items worth thousands of cedis to the Osu Children’s Home.

The items included polytank, food items such as rice and cooking oil, toiletries, clothing and groceries, and a scholarship for 10 children of Osu Children’s Home, from basic school to the tertiary.

Similar donation was given to the Chance for Children Orphanage Hebron, near Medie in the Ga West Municipality.

The donations formed part of the Ecobank Day programme instituted in 2013 by the bank to support CSR  initiatives aimed at improving the lives of the under privileged in society. The theme for the day was, “Supporting young Lives,” with special focus on vulnerable children, especially orphans.

The Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana and Regional Executive for Anglophone West Africa, Dan Sackey, in a speech read on his behalf by the Chief Internal Auditor of the bank, Albert Bartlett-Mingle, said as part of the programme, the bank was supporting various projects in six orphanages across the country under the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) to the tune of $150,000 (GhȻ721,500).

The projects included the refurbishment of and equipping computer laboratories with computers, tables and chairs and other peripherals, and renovation of infirmaries.

Mr Sackey said all Ecobank subsidiary companies in Ghana had embarked on a digital fund raising campaign to support vulnerable children, and staff members had contributed about GH₵15, 245.00 to the fund.

Highlighting on the Ecobank Day programme, he said it was started six years ago by the Ecobank Group in 36 African countries, to give back to the society in which the bank operated.

He said staff of all the subsidiaries of Ecobank Ghana was visiting some licensed orphanages in the country under the DSW, namely Father Home Care in Takoradi, Tamale Children’s Home and Village of Hope in Gomoa Fetteh.

The Manageress of the Osu Children’s Home, Ms Christiana Addo, expressed gratitude to Ecobank Ghana for the support, and appealed to them to provide the orphanage with solar facilities to generate its own power and reduce their reliance on the national grid.

By Kingsley Asare

 

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