ASA Saving and Loans Limited has set aside a little over GH₵20, 000 to support some need but brilliant students in its operational areas in the Ashanti Region.
The gesture which forms part of the corporate social responsibility activities of the firm is hoped to lessen the burden of parents especially in these moments of economic difficulties while giving the children an opportunity to complete their basic education.
So far, a total of forty selected students, in four different business centers of ASA Savings and Loans, in the Ashanti North Division operational area, being Krofrom, Suame, Abuakwa, and Kronom, have received part of this earmarked amount.
The Divisional Manager of ASA Savings and Loans, Mr. Felix Ahiadorme, while noting that the scholarship awards form part of the company’s corporate social responsibilities also acknowledged the difficulties that the business community continues to experience due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It is believed that the economic hardship caused by the pandemic has affected the ability of most of the customers to meet the educational needs of their children.
It is given these challenges among others that the ASA Savings and Loans moved to assist some of the customers to settle the school fees of their wards.
The Area Manager, of ASA Savings and Loans, Mr. Enoch Fiador, also noted that ASA has been operating in the Ashanti region for the past 11 years, with a total of 48 business centers in various localities.
He mentioned that the business drive is to help most especially local businesswomen and traders to grow their business and in the long-term help eradicate poverty in these areas of operation.
One of the beneficiary customers, Joyce Ama Animah, said the offer given them by ASA Savings and Loans will go all way to help many parents to pay the school fees of their children especially since the pandemic has affected their business, and has made it difficult to cater for their children in school.
While expressing gratitude for the support, on behalf of all the beneficiaries, she added that ASA has, since its operations in the Region, been very helpful to several traders and market women who transact business with them.