Stanbic Bank aids La Yahoushua School

Mr. Teye (fourth from right) presenting the items to Mrs Dawnya

Mr. Teye (fourth from right) presenting the items to Mrs Dawnya

The Human Capital and Marketing and Communications Units of Stanbic Bank have extended a hand of support to the La Yahoushua Primary School in Accra in commemoration of this year’s Nelson Mandela Day.

The bank donated items worth GH¢ 8,000 to the school pupils and also pledged to provide periodic assistance to the school.

The package donated included books, pens and insecticide treated mosquito nets. Staff volunteers of the unit also spent the day mentoring the pupils on how to focus on their studies.

The Nelson Mandela International Day was instituted by the United Nation General Assembly on July 18, 2009, in remembrance of the lifetime service that Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa, Africa and the world.

Making the donation, Mr Samuel Teye, Head of Human Capital, Stanbic Bank, said “we celebrate the life and achievement of this great global icon of peace and his respect for humanity.”

“To this end, Stanbic has been using the celebration of Mandela Day as a platform for supporting educational initiatives in Ghana as we believe in the power of education to move society forward. Our support for La Yehoushua Primary School, is not a one-off donation. This is the beginning of a relationship that going forward would see us provide a range of support that would include mentorship for the pupils,” he said.

The headmistress, Mrs Kate Downya, expressed her gratitude for the gesture, and noted that the learning materials would help provide a sound footing for the pupils of the school in the next academic term.

“Though La Yehoushua Primary School is located in an elite community, we lack some basic tools for learning.

“Stanbic Bank is the first corporate body to have ever donated to the school. I would like to encourage others to come on board to emulate this gesture and come to the aid of these brilliant but needy children,” she said.

 

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