Staff of Stanbic Bank have donated learning aids and materials to the La Yahoushua school in Labone, Accra. The donation, which forms part of this year’s Mandela Day celebration, included 15 cupboards, and 1,000 exercise books.
Accepting the items at a short ceremony on the school campus, Headmistress of the La Yahoushua school, Cate Dornya, said the relationship between the bank and the school began 4 years ago and the bank has supported the school in diverse ways.
“Since 2015, Stanbic Bank has been very generous in supporting our school. Their commitment to the school is one that baffles me because the school has a lot of corporate organizations around it but none of them heeded to our calls for support, but Stanbic Bank that is all the way in Airport came to our aid and since then has been very supportive of us and for that we are grateful” Miss Dornya said.
The Head of Human Capital of Stanbic Bank, Samuel Teye, who made the donation on behalf of the bank said their support to the school is in line with the bank’s purpose of growing the African continent. According to Mr. Teye, “We, at Stanbic Bank, believe in the cause of Mandela and his passion for humanity and education and so in line with our purpose of growing the African continent, we see this as an opportunity to impact the lives of the children”.
Mr. Samuel Teye promised the bank’s continuous support for the school and assured the school of more of such donations. Nelson Mandela International Day or Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.
Stanbic Bank has, over the years, shown commitment to the education sector in Ghana in diverse ways including the provision of teaching and learning materials, provision of infrastructure, scholarships and various mentorship programmes.