Standard Chartered Bank has presented 400 dual desks to four schools in the Ashanti and Brong- Ahafo regions.
“The gesture forms an extension of the bank’s education support programme set out with the aim of providing 100 desks every year to 10 schools with the target of providing 14,000 sitting spaces to school children by the end of 2020,” he added.
The beneficiary schools include Abaasi Basic, Fenaso Primary, Buobal and Asubrofo M/A primary schools.
Presenting the donation, Mr. William Gyimah-Boakye, the bank’s Up Country City for Client Relationship Manager, said the gesture was part of the bank’s sustainability agenda which enjoins them to invest in communities that falls within their operational areas.
The new programme follows a similar six-year support facility in which the bank delivered 11,600 dual desks to 116 schools between 2007 and 2013.
“The bank’s target of reaching out to 116 schools by providing them with over 11,600 desks by the end of year 2013 had far been attained,” he stated.
Mr. Gyimah-Boakye said as a bank, “we believe this gesture would enhance the learning experience in the classrooms for the children to make their journey through school an enjoyable one”.
The bank, according to Mr. Gyimah-Boakye, supports other programmes such as HIV/AIDS campaigns.
He urged the beneficiary schools to properly maintain the desk so as to achieve the intended objectives.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr Owusu Ampong, a teacher from one of the schools, thanked the bank for the gesture and promised to reciprocate by utilising them effectively and efficiently.
From Godwin Ofosu-Acheampong, Kumasi