Stanbic staff offer hope to Village of Hope orphanage


Staff of Stanbic Bank Ghana as part of their annual Corporate Social Initiative engagement have visited the Village of Hope orphanage at Gomoa-Fetteh in the Central region.

The team presented GHS 20,000.00, assorted drinks, foodstuffs and toiletries to management of the Center to support the day-to-day running of the home and contribute towards payment of fees for the orphanage’s university students.

The staff who were primarily from the Finance Department, also promised to procure living room furniture for the seven homes within the ‘village’.

Receiving the cheque and items, Managing Director of the Hope Children’s Village Mr. Kwaku Sarkodie, expressed his profound appreciation to Stanbic Bank and implored corporate Ghana to emulate Stanbic Bank’s example.

“We currently have 43 children at various tertiary institutions, 51 in the senior High Schools and 139 children in the basic schools. The cost of feeding, educating and health care are the major challenges we face as an orphanage. As an organization that depends solely on donations, we cannot shoulder this huge cost without the support of churches, corporate bodies, individuals, and groups. We find this gesture essentially timely and appreciable; we’re extremely grateful. May God almighty continue to bless Stanbic Bank and replenish you for being heralds of hope,” he said

Village of Hope, exists to nurture needy children in a holistic manner, to provide excellent secondary-level health care services, and to educate students to excel in character, scholarship, service and leadership to transform the world according to Mr Sarkodie.

Victor Yeboah-Manu, Chief Finance Officer of Stanbic Bank who led the team, noted that the donation forms part of the Bank’s core culture to support the general wellbeing of people within communities where the bank to help them realise their dreams.

“We are extremely concerned about the welfare of our stakeholders and the people around us. Education and meaningful social lives, we believe should not be the preserve of the few. That is why we took this step to ease the burden of fees payment for the students while contributing to the healthy and productive needs of these little ones. I am particularly touched by the way the home is managed and feel these children really deserve a safe place to grow,” he said.

After 25 years of saving lives and serving humanity, the Village of Hope continues to give hope to over 1000 children in the seven ministries of the entity: Hope Children’s Village, Church of Christ Children’s Home, Hope Training Institute, Hope Christian Hospital, Hope Christian Academy, Hope Christian School and Hope College. There are seven residential children’s homes where the physical, emotional, nutritional and spiritual needs of 599 children are being provided for every day.

Staff of the Stanbic Finance department have over the years provided support for select special needs educational centres, including the Dzorwulu Special School.

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